American Elephants

Is There Some Panic About our Food Supply? by The Elephant's Child
October 12, 2022, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Politics

There seems to suddenly be a lot of talk about our food supply. Dunno what started that. Our food supply is produced by two million farms. 86 percent of U.S. Agriculture products are produced on family farms. Cattle, corn and soy beans are the top three products produced on family farms. One farm feeds about 166 people.

Farming equals about 1% of U.S. gross domestic product. In 2019 $139.6 billion of agricultural products were exported to the world. The American food supply is abundant, affordable and the safest in the world. One acre can grow 50.000 lbs of strawberries or 2.784 lbs of wheat (46.4 bushels) 8% of farms market foods locally. Holiday food amounts to $16 billion a year. That doesn’t sound like our food supply is in deep trouble, does it? Sometimes it helps to look stuff up.

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