If you’re wearing a cotton t-shirt or wool sweater… thank a farmer.
If ethanol powers your car… thank a farmer.
If you have food on your table… thank a farmer.
As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving, remember to include our nation’s farmers – the dedicated men and women who work tirelessly to provide us with many of the things we sometimes take for granted.
There are many reasons to be thankful for farmers – here are just a few to consider:
- Americans spend only 10% of their incomes on food – the lowest percentage of any country.
- One U.S. farm feeds approximately 165 people.
- About 99 percent of America’s farms are family owned operations – dedicated to preserving legacies that span many generations.
- Farmers never give up – persevering through drought, heat, rain, wind, snow, hail and tornadoes.
- Committed to producing more with less, farmers are investing in research and new technologies that will increase yields while conserving water, fuel and other resources.
- America’s famers make a significant contribution to our economy – exporting $135 billion worth of agricultural products to countries around the world.
As you give thanks this holiday, don’t forget those who provide for us throughout the year. Thank a farmer.