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Friday, October 17, 2014

#FarmFactFriday - Feeding the World

A hungry man is not a free man.”
                                                Adlai E. Stevenson

We all know the hunger is real. It is estimated that 1 in 7 people in the world go to bed hungry everyday. Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk, it kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

This is a problem not only for developing countries but also here in the United States. It’s reported that 13 Million American families face hunger daily. 1 in 6 children are food insecure in the United States. 

American Farmers feed an average of 155 people where in 1960 they would feed only 25 people. Remember this growth is supported on half the amount of land we used to have and the everyday cost increases facing producers.

Always thank a farmer and be proud of American Agriculture. We go to work each day to feed and take care of the health and well-being of the world. Because food is never just food.


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