Happy Earth Day!

22 Apr

Today is Earth Day.  A day dedicated to people treating the Earth well, thanking it for it’s bounty, and reminding ourselves that we are here to take care of the land.  For farmers and ranchers, I would say that pretty much everyday is earth day.  Farmers and rachers rely on the earth, we take care of the soil because when we do that we know it pays us back in crops and production.  Now I’m not saying this because we’re perfect, we’re not…we’re always looking for new and better ways to produce food.  Like anything, it’s a learning process.  Here’s just one example of how farmers are doing better today than yesterday:

EarthDay2012SoilErosionAnother fact is that today, farmers in the US are producing 262% more food with 2% lower inputs than in 1950!  I would say that’s progress!

Everyday Environmentalists

So happy earth day everyone!  I hope that you take a moment today to breathe in some clean air, look around at some green plants and then go home and eat a delicious meal brought to you by farmers who do this exact same thing everyday!  I always say we have the best office in the world, because we don’t have to have an excuse like Earth Day to get outside and feel thankful for all that we’re given.

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