Supporting Communities Here at Home and Across the World
Farming today comes with many crucial responsibilities. Currently, one U.S. farmer raises enough food to feed 150 people. Compare that to 1930, when that number was only 10 people per farmer. This is an important statistic due to the fact that only two percent of today’s population farms for a living, versus 30 percent in 1930. U.S. farmers are not only producing food for their neighbors and fellow Americans, but they are feeding the world as well.
By continually improving their farming practices, Ohio and U.S. farmers are confident that in the coming years they will be able to sustain life here at home and around the world by growing more food on fewer acres while using less fuel, fertilizer and other resources. Farmers are truly doing their part to provide safe, plentiful food and a healthy environment for their local communities and communities across the globe.
Biofuels and Bioproducts—Building a Greener Tomorrow
For many years farmers have invested in research to produce new and different uses for soybeans and other agricultural products. These efforts to build a greener tomorrow have resulted in environmentally friendly products such as bioproducts and biodiesel, which are made from renewable agricultural resources right here in the United States. These investments are not only important in reducing our country’s dependence on foreign oil, but they also help to create jobs and lessen the negative impacts of petroleum on the environment.