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By Cyndie Shearing
Producing a bounty of food, fiber for clothes and renewable fuels for cars is a vast agricultural undertaking and one that few consumers today know much about. That’s not surprising, considering that most Americans are three or more generations removed from farming.
Although most of us aren’t involved in full-time food production, it can still be fun – and educational – to ponder facts about how modern farmers and ranchers go about their work. That’s where Food and Farm Facts, a publication from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, comes in.
“Food and Farm Facts provides the opportunity to learn about the many ways modern farmers produce food to meet the needs of today’s consumers,” explained Foundation Chairman Zippy Duvall, who also serves as president of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
The 32-page, full-color book features hundreds of updated agriculture facts and easy-to-read infographics organized into sections: Consumers, Modern Farmers, Trade & Economics, Environment and Production.
Fifteen fantastic facts about agriculture to whet your appetite for the Food and Farm Facts book are below.
Order the Food and Farm Facts book and related resources online.