Thank a farmer: National Agriculture Day highlights food, fiber producers

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Today is National Agriculture Day, and the nation’s food and fiber producers are using the #AgDay hashtag to remind the rest of America of their contribution to the nation’s people and its economy. The hashtag has produced a bumper crop of trivia along with notes of thanks.

Oh yeah! Got restocked with Kobe Beef! Happy #AgDay to me! And all of you as well!

— Shelby Bodine (@shelbybodine) March 19, 2013

Thank a farmer. Without them, you’d be hungry #AgDay

— Bluto (@BlutarskyTFM) March 19, 2013

With agriculture you’d be naked and hungry. Thank a farmer or rancher today. #AgDay #respect #thankafarmer

— Paige McCauley (@pmacdaddy25) March 19, 2013

A shout out to my #dairymom friends & their hard working families on #AgDay. Thank you for all you do!

— Stephanie Cundith (@scundithRD) March 19, 2013

Pope Francis tweeted “….let us be loving custodians of creation.”I’m sure he wasn’t talking about #agday but it definitely fits!

— Jennifer Heim (@jmheim33) March 19, 2013

Did you know soybeans are an important ingredient of crayons? One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons! #agday #crayons

— Olivia Jaco (@OHH_blivia) March 19, 2013

Every 9 cows on a farm employ one professional in the community. #AgDay

— Florida Milk (@FloridaMilk) March 19, 2013

Did you know baseballs are filled with sheep’s wool? How cool is that? #AgDay

— Senate Ag Committee (@SenateAg) March 19, 2013

Blue Ridge Mountain farmers are getting ready for spring. #AgDay Photo: twitter.com/DaynaReggero/s…

— Dayna Reggero (@DaynaReggero) March 19, 2013

Blackberry fan? Oregon is #1 national producer of them! Especially proud to be an Oregonian on #AgDay. 1.usa.gov/ZbKJrE

— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) March 19, 2013

Happy #AgDay everyone.Virginia #agriculture is the Commonwealth’s largest industry with a $55 Billion impact. Be sure and thank a farmer

— Matt Lohr (@Mjlohr71) March 19, 2013

Happy National Ag Day! Retweet and we will send you an IMA bumper sticker! #AgDay #ThankAFarmer twitter.com/IMakeAmerica/s…

— I Make America (@IMakeAmerica) March 19, 2013

#NorthDakota produces a substantial amount of #pork. Also, did you know a pig can run a 7-minute mile? #agday

— Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (@SenatorHeitkamp) March 19, 2013

Massachusetts is home to almost 8,000 farms that employ approximately 13,000 workers & about 80% of these farms are family-owned #AgDay

— William Mo Cowan (@SenMoCowan) March 19, 2013

Happy National #AgDay to all who contribute to #Ag in Kansas & in America. The average #farmer feeds 155 people + you twitter.com/JerryMoran/sta…

— Jerry Moran (@JerryMoran) March 19, 2013

If you just found out today is #AgDay, it’s not too late to celebrate.

Tonight I will celebrate by enjoying a nice corn fed, fossil fuel supplied #beef steak with my #farmer! Hows that for #AgDay!?

— Jenny Dewey (@jenlynndewey) March 19, 2013