Celebrate Farmers And Food For Life
North American Precis Syndicate
American farmers, who feed the world, are celebrated on National Ag Day. (NAPS)
the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”—George
Since the founding of America nearly 250 years ago, agriculture continues
to drive the country forward, helping nourish and clothe millions of people
here and around the globe.
According to the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), it’s
important that consumers understand where their food comes from and how
farmers are using the latest technologies and agricultural innovations to
make it all possible. In fact, history has always shown that the vitality and
well-being of future generations hinges on the ingenuity and productivity of
a country’s agricultural industry.
Then and Now
When President Washington spoke about America’s farmers, the U.S.
population was around 2.5 million and nearly everyone was tied to the land
for survival. In 2019, fewer than 2.2 million farmers and ranchers help feed
a constantly growing U.S. population nearing 330 million and a global
population of 7.6 billion.
Amazingly, according to American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
statistics, one U.S. farmer today produces enough to feed 165 people—106
Americans and 59 people outside the country. Perhaps more important,
Americans spend just 10 percent of their disposable income on food, much less
compared to those in all other developed countries.
These statistics demonstrate the incredible responsibility and commitment
that farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses share in meeting the ever-growing
and -changing food and fiber demands of consumers.
Celebrate America’s Growers
Each year, National Ag Day recognizes the hard work and innovation of U.S.
farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses in providing an abundance of nutritious,
affordable, life-sustaining food.
To find out further facts about National Ag Day on March 14, visit www.agday.org. There, you can also discover
how America’s agricultural producers proudly lead the way in providing
the essential Food for Life to the world.
One U.S. farmer today produces enough to feed 165 people, according to
the Agriculture Council of America. Celebrate on National Ag Day, March 14,
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