Tuesday Was Ag Day
March 24, 2017

"America's farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation's economy and lead global markets in output and productivity. The efficiency of American agriculture has provided this country with abundance our ancestors could not have imagined." So began President Trump's announcement on Tuesday that proclaimed March 21 National Agriculture Day.

The proclamation goes on to applaud our nation's farmers as endlessly innovative, as well as being determined, self-reliant and a critical component to the nation's future.

Each year, the official start of spring coincides perfectly with National Ag Week. Just as the weather warms up and green grass and fresh blooms begin to make their first appearances, it's also the perfect time to talk about agriculture and how farmers and ranchers manage our natural resources to produce food and fiber for the world.

National Ag Day focuses on four core values: understand how food and fiber products are produced; appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy; and acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry.

Thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to provide a safe, plentiful, affordable and nourishing food supply.