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November 5, 2016 02:07 AM

What A Day: Don’t Rock the Boat

When this tractor and grain cart stumbled upon a sinkhole, nearly 1,000 bu. of wheat poured back down onto the field. Hey driver, you forgot your Wheaties! 

If you’ve had one of those days—or captured someone else’s—we’d love to share it with our readers. Email images to whataday@farmjournal.com or or hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.

Help Luke Bryan and Bayer Feed the Hungry


The average American farmer works hard all year to feed about 155 people worldwide. Celebrities and companies are finding ways to share in farmers’ mission to feed the hungry. 

This fall, Bayer partnered with country singer Luke Bryan to donate a meal to a hungry family for every share of the #Thankful4Ag hashtag or interactive GIF image on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. Spurred by Bryan’s deep connection to the farm community and his current single “Here’s to the Farmer,” Bayer promoted the hashtag to more than 105,000 fans during Bryan’s seven-stop Farm Tour in October. 

Bayer is working with Feeding America to distribute the donations and guarantees a contribution of $45,454.54 (500,000 meals) by Nov. 30, 2016. Visit www.thankful4ag.com for more details on the promotion. 

While on tour, “AgDay” reporter Betsy Jibben interviewed Bryan and learned more about the country superstar’s farming heritage. His dad is a peanut grower in Georgia. If he wasn’t singing on stage, he says farming would likely have been his future. Watch her interview with Bryan at www.AgWeb.com/luke-bryan.

Stat Rack

A recent USDA report shows how the biobased products industry impacts the U.S. economy: 

15,000  number of biobased products on record 

2,700 products certified to carry the USDA Biobased Product label

$393 billion industry value to U.S. economy

4.2 million jobs added to U.S. economy 

220,000 job growth from 2013 to 2014

10 million metric tons of released CO2 potentially averted because biobased products replaced petroleum-based products 

300 million gallons of petroleum per year displaced by increased use of biobased products 



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