Jul 12, 2014

Stewardship in Action

Farmers have continually been committed keepers of the land, because their profitability and future depends on it.

Yes, farming and ranching can remove nutrients from the land, but farmers and ranchers are continually replacing those nutrients and improving the world around us as they do. All of this is done to produce healthy, quality agricultural products.
 
U.S. farmers and ranchers not only care about wildlife, forests, parks and sensitive ecosystems — but have managed to feed a growing world population using less land than 50 years ago.
 
Stewardship of natural resources and dedication to handing down a better world to our children has long been a focus in American agriculture. In fact, for more than 20 years and largely connected to the potential negatives associated with greatly increased productivity, great gains have been made to reduce the impact of food production in the United States on our soil, water and wildlife.
 
Meet Joe Leathers of the historic 6666 Ranch. In this “I Am Angus” segment, he talks about the ranch's contributions to environmental improvement and sustainability.

 

Meet the Borg Family of Concord, Neb. They tell us about their no-till farm that has been in their family for three generations. 

 

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Farming Fast Fact


There are 2,204,792 farms in the U.S. This is up 4% from 2002. However, since World War II, the number of farms in the U.S. has decreased.

 

 

 

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