Every American who lives a healthy life with plenty of food to eat should thank the farmers and ranchers of America for our prosperity. American agriculture is among the most productive agricultural industries in the world, feeding both our bellies and those in foreign countries. According to the USDA, of the 654 billion pounds of food that our country eats every year, 87% comes straight from the crops and livestock produced on our own land. In fact, there are several reasons that farms and ranches really are the backbone of our country.
Here are several things you didn’t know about the ranch and farm industry in the United States:
- Agriculture is a family affair. The farming and ranching industry is more family-centric than any other industry in our country. At leas