What’s perhaps most fascinating is the amount of land devoted to livestock: The land used for their pastures and to produce food for them is about 781 million acres, or about 41% of all land in the 48 contiguous states. Land used for crops also takes up a ton of room: about 391 million acres, or about a fifth of the continental U.S.. As for urban areas, those would fit into the northeast, as urban areas make up only 3.6% of the contiguous states’ land area. The information Bloomberg has gathered is interesting, and their presentation of the data is completely on point, so it’s worth taking a minute and checking out the interactive map for yourself.
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