National Agriculture Day and Week
Release Number: CB18-SFS.34
March 20, 2018 and March 18-24, 2018

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Ag Day: Giving Thanks for Agriculture, From Farm to Fork:

March 21, 2017 – “Today is National Ag Day, a day to recognize the role of American agriculture in our daily lives and the efforts of those who shape the American food system. The average American farmer feeds approximately 144 people worldwide, and with agriculture being our number one export, agriculture is critically important to sustaining the U.S. economy.

“Although USDA’s Economic Research Service reported the lowest figures on record for food insecurity among children in 2015, nearly 16 million U.S. households (PDF, 1 MB) – which is more than the total number of households in either California or Texas – were food insecure at some point during that year.”

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