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September 24, 2016 02:59 AM
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What A Day: Left! No, Your Other Left! 


In a hurry to get to shelling, this farmer moved the irrigation the wrong direction and right into his combine.

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 hashtag #FJWhatADay on Twitter and Instagram.

Seeds of Gratitude


To celebrate the wholesome food that feeds our nation and the farmers who grow it, Culver’s is sponsoring 19 “Thank You Farmers” mazes across the country. More than 5.36 million corn and sunflower seeds were used in the effort.

“Culver’s is passionate about creating ways to say thank you to farmers, letting them know that their hard work is appreciated,” says Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager. “We’re excited our guests across the nation can join us in showing gratitude by visiting these mazes.”

To date, the Thank You Farmers initiative has raised nearly $1 million in support of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, local FFA chapters and a variety of local agricultural organizations. 

A full list of the Thank You Farmers mazes are at www.culvers.com/inside-culvers/thank-you-farmers.

Stat Rack

Dairy farmers think almond milk is bogus, but Americans love it.

2%- Amount of almond in almond milk

4.2%- Increase in U.S. sales of almond milk in 2015

$890 million- Value of the almond milk industry in 2015

$286 million- Value of the soy milk industry in 2015

13%- Decrease in U.S. skim cow’s milk consumption from June 2015 to June 2016

4.5%- Increase in whole cow’s milk consumption from June 2015 to June 2016

14%- Decrease in total U.S. cow’s milk sales in the past five years

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