Updated Food and Farm Facts Book Now Available


Did you know that each American farm produces, on average, enough food and fiber for 165 people each year? That’s one of the items featured in the new Food and Farm Facts book by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The book offers consumers a look at facts about farming and food production. Editor of Food and Farm Facts, Cyndie Shearing of the American Farm Bureau Federation, says it helps answer a lot of questions consumers have about their food…

“The 32 page Farm and Facts Book, is a full color book, and it features updated facts, and easy to read info-graphics that can be used in a variety of different ways that can be used to increase agricultural literacy.

“And Food and Farm Facts helps answer the questions of how farmers and ranchers care for farm animals, where does your food dollar go, where does our food come from, and who grows it?”

She says the book helps fulfill a need of providing consumers the information they want about their food…

“Farm Bureau puts out Farm Facts because we know that consumers have a lot of questions about their food and what they eat and where it comes from.  So we’re hoping to answer that by providing information in an easy-to-use color format with colorful illustrations about today’s farmers and what they’re doing on their farms and ranches.”   

The book, along with other resources, is available now…

“You can order online at the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s website, and it’s very simple to order, you can look at what’s available, and the different products, get what you need.  We hope that everyone will take a look and order today.”                 

The book is available online on the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture website at www.agfoundation.org.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.