80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 18

“80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture” has reached the halfway mark!

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Farmers in the U.S., who help provide enough food for the entire country’s population and many parts of the world, make up just 2 percent of the total U.S. population.

Although farmers today produce more food and fiber products than ever before, the number of farms in the U.S. has shrunk over the past century, from 6.4 million in 1911 to nearly 2.2 million in 2011.


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