Celebrating National Ag Day!

March 15, 2011 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

By Donna Marykwas, Science News Examiner:

Today 2011 National Ag Day is being celebrated in Washington, D.C. and throughout our great nation. The national event is hosted by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), which was started in 1973.

Agriculture is so very important to our every day lives and to our national economy.

Farmers put clothes on our backs. Cotton is of course a plant, a renewable source of fiber to make blue jeans, tee shirts, flannel sheets, and much more. Linen is woven from the fiber of flax plants. Hemp is another source of plant fiber used for clothing. Leather is of course not a plant fiber, real leather comes from the hides of cattle, another important agricultural crop, and is used to make the finest of shoes, accessories, car interiors, and furniture upholstery.

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