As an agvocate, you know that today’s farmers work long hours year-round to get food to your plate. And you also know that pesticides and other crop protection technology help them prevent pests and diseases from damaging their produce. But, did you know that:
- In the U.S., 87% of farms are owned or operated by individuals or families.
- Less than 1% of Americans are farmers.
- There are just over 2.2 million farms in the U.S.
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Around the world, farming provides jobs for 1.3 billion people, generating $2.4 trillion for the global economy. Crop protection technology is vital to keep crops healthy in every country and maintain this thriving global economy. Download five new infographics from CropLife International to learn more about the importance of agriculture around the world.
 Data from the 2007 Census of Agriculture produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Visit www.epa.gov/oecaagct/ag101/demographics.html for more farm statistics in an easy-to-read format.