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Using Food and Farm Facts to Tell Agriculture’s Story

News / Newsline October 26, 2021

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Food and Farm Facts is a new resource designed to help educate the American public on where food comes from. Chad Smith has more on the new offering from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture.

Smith: Food and Farm Facts answers questions that people of all ages might have on how the American food system works. Daniel Meloy, executive director of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, says Food and Farm Facts covers a wide variety of topics.

Meloy: Food and Farm Facts presents information and facts about all different topics of food and agriculture. It's incredibly useful for anyone who wants to learn more about agriculture. And so, for those who just want to keep useful facts about agriculture right at their fingertips, it's a variety of topics including economics and production, the environment and sustainability, and farmer demographics as well.

Smith: He says Food and Farm Facts fits right in with the mission of the Foundation for Agriculture and is designed to clear up misconceptions about U.S. ag.

Meloy: The Foundation focuses on building awareness and understanding of agriculture through education, and so it's important to us as we work towards that mission that people have the facts about agriculture so that they can speak a little bit better to the actual facts because there's a lot of misunderstanding about agriculture. And so, we want to make sure that everyone has the correct information.

Smith: Meloy says Food and Farm Facts, along with several accompanying educational resources, is available on the Foundation website.

Meloy: Food and Farm Facts is available now at the Foundation store. Simply go to and click on store right at the top of the page.

Smith: Chad Smith, Washington.

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