Missouri Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated Companies remind our community of how thankful we should be to our Missouri farmers, consumers have food and goods choices that are locally sourced. Consumers around the world enjoy what our farmers and ranchers produce. Missouri Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau across the state are joining forces to celebrate the importance of agriculture, February 28th through March 6th. During Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week!
Missouri continues to rank among the top 10 states in production of major commodities and provides an $88.4 billion economic impact. America’s farms and farmers continue to be the most productive in the world. Each farm annually produces enough food and fiber for 172 people, 106 in the U.S. and 66 abroad.
By 2050 the global population is expected to increase by 9.1 billion people. Farmers will have to grow about 49 percent more food than is now produced.
Agriculture is important to our daily lives and our community. Because 98 percent of the population doesn’t farm, it is easy to take for granted the importance of our farmers. Join Missouri Farm Bureau, 92.1 and our community as we say.” Thanks” for keeping food in our grocery stores and on our tables. We appreciate you.