Agriculture is an export-dependent industry. Twenty-three percent of all crops planted and harvested in the United States are eventually exported. More than 800,000 jobs annually are supported by agricultural exports. NCSL has the Agricultural Export Development Project in partnership with the Foreign Agricultural Service of (FAS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). FAS's and NCSL's Agricultural Export Project agricultural export development project offers legislators information, research assistance and testimony about international agricultural markets and the impacts that globalization has on farms, jobs, agricultural production and rural economies within this country.