Monday, March 16, 2015

National Ag Week

Today marks the start of National Ag Week. A great time to celebrate agriculture across the US.
Here are a few facts to share:
  • In California alone we have over 76,000 farms. Most of these are family owned farms.
  • California produces over 400 different crops. We have by far the greatest crop diversity of any US state.
  • Over half of all the US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables are grown in California. You're welcome the rest of the country. ;)
  • The top crop in California is milk. I think our cows truly do enjoy the weather here.
  • California produces over 90% of the US Artichokes, Strawberries, Almonds, Garlic, Tomatoes and Olives.
So thank a farmer today!! Agriculture is vital to our dinner tables and our economy!

1 comment:

Jensamom23 said...

So important to the world are our farmers!