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The U.S. may face an economic slowdown as the nation’s agriculture industry falters

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economy has been hit by a severe drought that has left millions of Americans without fresh water for drinking and cooking, while some farmers are struggling to grow crops to meet a growing demand for meat and other products.

But some experts say the economic slowdown could be temporary, while others are more worried about the long-term impact.

The U S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report Wednesday showing that the economy shrank by 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter, down from a 1.6 percent decline in the first quarter.

The slowdown in agriculture is part of the broader economic recovery, as more businesses are expanding and more people move to the suburbs and rural areas.

The trend is also seen across the manufacturing and services sectors.

The U. S. is the world’s second-largest producer of beef and pork, behind China.

But it is the nation that has been most affected by the drought, as the U.s. agricultural output has declined from $1.1 trillion in 2015 to $1 trillion this year.

The impact on the meat industry has been even more dire, with beef exports down by about 40 percent from a year earlier to $3.6 billion.

The meat industry is one of the largest sources of revenue for the government, which receives $4 billion from meat sales in fiscal year 2019, the most recent year for which data is available.

The meat industry lost about $400 million from the end of the drought in 2017, and $500 million in 2018.

The USDA says that the downturn is likely to continue through at least the next year, though it did not provide a timetable for the downturn to end.

The agricultural industry has experienced a string of downturns in recent years.

The economy contracted by 1.9 percent in 2016, the last year for official data.

That downturn followed a similar contraction in the second quarter of 2017.

The downturn in meat exports has been particularly severe.

The government has reported that the nation imported 1.4 billion pounds of meat in the year that ended March 31, 2018, down by almost $400.

That figure includes the cost of meat imported from China, which accounted for nearly half of all exports.

The beef industry has also been hurt by the lack of fresh water and the drought.

The USDA said in January that the Us. was facing a shortage of about 10 million acre-feet of fresh groundwater, or about 4.2 billion gallons.

The water shortage could take years to resolve, but is likely not to last for long.

As a result, the USDA has ordered water to be rationed in some states, including Oklahoma and Texas, and is sending more than 3 million acre feet of water to farmers to meet their water needs.