Hancock County Farm Bureau holds Ag Day Breakfast

Hancock County Farm Bureau holds Ag Day Breakfast

Hancock County Farm Bureau holds Ag Day Breakfast

The Agriculture Council of America hosts the campaign on a national level.

03/21/2017The following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau for National Agriculture during National Agriculture Week. For almost 50 years, the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has helped more than 33 million low-income families improve their diets and food-related behaviors by helping them access credible nutrition information. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be honoring the winners of the Ag Day video contest.

One goal of Ag Day is to recognize the contribution agriculture makes in the lives of all of us.

Agriculture provides nearly everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bio-products.

According to the ACA, each farmer is responsible for feeding more than 144 people. The ACA says we Americans spend only 2 percent of our disposable income on meat and poultry.

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"Duvall has been a life-long supporter of investing in young people with demonstrated interest in not only farming and ranching but also agribusiness...", Julie Anna Potts, AFBF executive vice president, said in a release.

So today, on this National Ag Day, thank a farmer and rancher for what they provide for you. National Ag Week continues until March 25.

In a letter this week, the American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union call for more money in the 2018 farm bill. Dispelling such notions is why Monday kicked of National Agriculture Week. Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they'll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall.

David Daniels, Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, visited D&D Ingredients, which provides vitamin premixes used in animal feeds. Informed citizens will also be better able to participate in establishing the policies that will support a competitive agricultural industry in the country and around the world. "National Ag Day is a good idea".

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