• Food Advocacy

    National Agricultural Day! Thank a farmer…

    March 15 is National Agricultural Day!   Below is a link I found interesting – 10 reasons to thank a farmer. http://pin.it/w2FmnBM 10.  American’s spend only 10% of their incomes on food.  The lowest percentage of any country. 9. The world’s population will grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050. Farmers will need to DOUBLE food production to keep pace. 8. Only 210,000 full time U.S. farmers produce 80% of our food and fiber. 7. Most farms are family-owned enterprises. These families brave exceptional risk and tight margins. 6. For every $1 spent on food, farmers receive less than 12 cents for the raw products. 5. The average U.S.…