Today marks 47 years since the start of the National Ag Day program and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement regarding National Agriculture Day along with President Donald J. Trump’s Proclamation recognizing the importance of America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers:
“Our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers in America are feeding and clothing the world. Now more than ever it’s important that the American people not forget that. Our farmers are resilient, and during these uncertain times they are still working, day in and day out, to produce what’s needed for our growing population,” said Secretary Perdue. “Today, on National Ag Day, I challenge the American public to keep our farmers, ranchers and producers on their minds – for all their work to provide us a safe, healthy and abundant food supply. We owe them a debt of gratitude.”
Did you know? Each American farmer feeds more than 165 people … a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s. Quite simply, American agriculture is doing more – and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.
Here at Northern Ag Network, we say thank you to every farmer and rancher in the ag industry!
Northern Ag Network – 2020
National Ag Day