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National Ag Day was March 15 as part of the celebration of National Ag Week, March 13-19. Southern States Cooperative, a Richmond, Va., based ag-supply retailer, joins with other members of the agriculture community in recognizing all that our nation’s farmers provide to consumers.
A rapidly increasing global population is creating growing demand for food, fiber and renewable resources at home and abroad.
As a result, farmers in the United States are being asked to find more innovative ways to increase crop and livestock production while maintaining the highest possible standards of quality and safety.
Southern States adds its voice to the agriculture community in calling for an increased awareness of U.S. agriculture and how it affects the lives of our citizens. They believe every American needs to:
• Understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced;
• Value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy;
• Appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products; and
• Acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industries.
Because agriculture provides virtually everything we eat and wear on a daily basis, and has even become a significant factor in fueling the nation, National Ag Week is a time for members of the agriculture industry to celebrate and promote American agriculture, and help educate consumers throughout the nation.
Not so long ago, most Americans were either directly involved in agriculture, or had a close association with someone who was.
Today, fewer and fewer Americans realize the vital role that American agriculture plays. That is why Southern States joins the Agriculture Council of America this year in proclaiming that, “Agriculture is AMAZING”!