What Are Some of the United States’ Natural Resources?

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According to National Geographic, the United States benefits from an abundance of natural resources, including forests, freshwater, oil and mineral deposits, along with fertile soil. Coal and natural gas resources help to boost the national economy of the United States.

National Geographic explains that the natural resources allow the economy to continue by way of exporting many of these natural resources. These resources contribute to millions of jobs, and they aid the United States by way of manufacturing and production of these resources. The 94,000 mile coastline allows for shipping easily to other countries, states National Geographic.

The fertile soil allows for production of many types of crops for the United States and exporting some of the crops overseas. The timber industry is very strong in the Pacific Northwest, South Atlantic and the Gulf States. The Midwest has the opportunity to be the leader for cattle and corn. Livestock is also strong in the Southwest region of the States.

The United States is the third-largest producer of coal, 27 percent of the World’s total coal resources come from the United States. The natural resources that the United States can boast of include petroleum, uranium and nickel too, explains National Geographic.