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Four Ways That Farmers are Awesome

By Roxy Helman - March 23, 2021

How much do you use agriculture in your every day life? Beyond food products, agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis.

That's pretty awesome, but did you know these facts about farmers?

In America, 1 farmer feeds 166 people

The global population is expected to increase by 2.2 billion by 2050, which means the world’s farmers will have to grow about 70% more food than what is now produced.

Your favorite pair of jeans, started on a farm

U.S. textile manufacturers use an annual average of 7.6 million bales of cotton. A bale is about 500 pounds of cotton. More than half of this quantity (57%) goes into apparel. Thanks cotton farmers!

Arizona farmers grow more than cactus

Arizona ranks among leading states in the production of lettuce, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cantaloupe, honeydew, durum wheat, and other commodities. 

Sustainability is more than a buzzword

From composting cow manure, to recycling farming byproducts farmers are able to use and reuse items to be more sustainable and create less waste.

Next time you sit down at the table for a meal, take notice of all the other items that farmers have contributed to your life. You can feel good about where your food, clothing, and many other items that you use daily come from.

 

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