Did You Know?

– To keep up with population growth more food will have to be produced in the next 50 years as the past 10,000 years combined.

– One bushel of corn is 56 pounds. That means U.S. farmers produce an average of more than 9,000 pounds of corn per acre.

– Farmers are a direct lifeline to more than 23 million U.S. jobs in all kinds of industries.

– According to the EPA, 3,000 acres of productive U.S. farmland are lost to development every day.

– Between 1974 and 2002, the number of corporate-owned U.S. farms increased by more than 46 percent.

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