•Farmers, ranchers and growers make incredible contributions each day to the health and strength of this country. Thanks to their productivity, Americans spend – on average – less than 10 cents out of every dollar they earn on food. It gives us the freedom and the flexibility to spend on our families and invest in our businesses.
We should also celebrate Agriculture as a bright spot in today’s economy. Farm family household income is on the rise, and farm sector earnings and farm exports to other nations both reached new records in 2011. Nationwide, agriculture is tied to 1 in 12 jobs.