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Jim Deibert, JKD, Inc. Colby, KS, U.S. Custom Harvesters
Somewhere around the middle of May, we custom harvesters will pack up and head south to begin harvesting the wheat that feeds the world. We leave the comforts of our homes and live out of trailers, recreational vehicles and motel rooms. We give up weekends at the lake, baseball games and summer vacations to help bring in the harvest that the farmers across the Midwest have worked so hard to grow.
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Jennifer James for USA Federation
Buzzwords like “sustainability” and “conservation” may seem au courant to Madison Avenue marketers, but for a fourth generation rice farmer like me, these concepts are nothing new.
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Tom Super, National Chicken Council
Our desire to pursue lives and careers away from rural America hasn’t changed the demand for food, feed and fiber — so the number of people who depend on these farmers continues to rise. In order to meet that demand, agricultural production had to evolve dramatically, embracing innovation that would allow us to grow more food and provide more choices with less land and labor.
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Ray Gilmer, United Fresh Produce Association
This Ag Day, we are celebrating the variety of American agriculture's bounty, which farmers work to produce every day. Some crops have only a very short season, coming to our plates nearly direct from the field. In this video produced by United Fresh member, learn how the sweet, beautiful strawberry makes it from the farm to your home.
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The Egg Nutrition Center
Every day, it becomes increasingly difficult to ignore the mismatch between the world’s growing population and its limited environmental resources. On Ag Day, we are stepping back to recognize that each year brings 365 sunrises and 7 billion mouths to feed – no easy task. Given that one out of six Americans are struggling to put food on the table, yet two in three adults are overweight or obese, affordable and accessible nutrient-rich foods such as eggs are critical for helping consumers everywhere build healthful, sustainable and affordable diets.
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Janet Riley, American Meat Institute
As Meat Racket author Chris Leonard said recently, the American meat industry is truly a“technological marvel.” The meat on our plates is the safest, most varied, most abundant and most affordable in the world and is produced by an industry that operates under the most intensive regulatory and inspection regime in America.
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Charlie Arnot, The Center for Food Integrity
There is a growing gap between farmers and the consumers who increasingly are concerned about how today’s food is produced. As a result, they’re calling for radical changes to the food system. While they may feel it’s a noble quest, they risk dangerous unintended consequences. In fact, placing restrictions on farmers that inhibit the ability to produce more food with fewer resources will limit the availability of healthy, affordable food choices.
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Garrett Jewett, Farm Journal Foundation
Farm Journal Foundation and its anti-hunger platform, Farmers Feeding the World, are proud to sponsor National Ag Day 2014. American farmers produce enough food to feed 155 people per farmer and contribute 25% of the world’s food supply.
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Vehik Nazaryan
As I grow older and life becomes more and more complex, I have realized the real value of these short trips to the farm and the memories I have made. In addition to always having some funny farm story to tell to my friends and coworkers, these memories help me stay connected to my past and make better decisions for the future.
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We continued to promote food production through our first ever “Feeding the World Superhero Contest for Classrooms,” hosted on the Alliance to Feed the Future’s Facebook page. This contest asked teachers and students to answer the question, "What does a superhero involved in food production look like?"

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