When you heat up your grill this summer, you’ll have plenty of food to share at a low-price thanks to advancements in modern ag and crop protection technology.
An informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) found that the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.84, or less than $6 a person—3% less than a year ago. That menu includes all of your favorite cookout staples: hot dogs, cheeseburgers, buns, pork spare ribs, deli potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, lemonade, chocolate milk, watermelon, and ketchup and mustard.
Crop protection technology keeps your cookout hot! Did you know, without the use of
- 64 percent of all fresh market tomatoes and 51 percent of all processing tomato production in the U.S. would be lost. (Want Ketchup With That?)
- California would see lettuce production decline by over half. (Looking for Lettuce?)
- Your bill would be a lot more! (A Side of Sticker Shock?)
Check out CropLife America’s Independence Day Communications Toolkit for tips on how to talk about modern ag and the benefits of crop protection products while grilling with your friends and family this Fourth of July.
Download a high-resolution image of the 2015 Summer Cookout infographic from AFBF’s Facebook page.