America’s farmers grow fresh fruits and vegetables for our dinner tables. They grow the ingredients used in millions of food products. They raise livestock and produce dairy. And farmers grow the cotton, flax, and hemp that clothe us.
Farmers touch our lives in many ways, every single day. National Ag Day recognizes and gives thanks for the contributions of America’s food and fiber producers.
Everyone needs farmers, and farmers need affordable and reliable risk management tools. The farm safety net helps farmers survive the challenges of agriculture and adapt to our changing climate.
Crop insurance is the cornerstone of the farm safety net. It protects more than 490 million acres, ensuring that America’s farmers and ranchers can keep producing a safe and affordable supply of food. Importantly, crop insurance supports a healthy farm economy and contributes to the stability of America’s economy.
We all have a vested interest in the success of American agriculture, and crop insurance keeps America growing.
National Crop Insurance Services has invested time in the field, talking to the farmers and ranchers who grow our food and fiber. Farmers like Michael Moore in North Carolina, a third-generation farmer who takes pride in growing healthy food for his community.
Or farmers like Erica Wuthrich, who farms in Iowa with her husband Brent. “Farming isn’t an easy life, but it’s a wonderful life,” Erica said. “And crop insurance helps keep us in our farming operations. My husband and I are young farmers, so if we didn’t have that it would be really hard to farm.”
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Thank you, farmers! Today and every day!