National Agriculture Day 2021

“Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

Today is National Agriculture Day! I’ve got a few more facts to share with you continuing on from yesterday. Here goes:

5. As of Jan. 1, 2020, there were 94.4 million head of cattle in the U.S. herd. That’s more than the populations of California, Texas, Florida and Mississippi combined.

6. 91% of beef farms and ranches are family-owned or individually operated.

7. The average farm size in 2017 was 441 acres.

8. The average herd size in 2017 was 43.5.

9. Pasture and rangeland represent 41% of land usage in the U.S.

10. Cattle and calves made up nearly 40% of cash receipts for animals and animal products in 2018.

Interesting, right?! I’m so grateful for ranchers and farmers...livestock and crops. How about you?


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