Support Farmers and Ranchers

Farming is not just a job, it is a way of life.

This could not be more true anywhere than the beautiful state of Kansas that we call home.

Many of Ringneck Ranch’s staff members are also farmers, ranchers, farm wives and small town community members. Heck, Houghton Stock Farms, the home of Ringneck Ranch, was primarily a Hereford and Simmental cattle ranch when the pheasant hunting portion was established.

It is because of this heritage here and surrounding us in North Central Kansas, and because of the economic times we live in, it is more important than ever to support our local farmers and ranchers.

Many of you reading this blog may not be very familiar to the myths and truths about this great land’s agriculture population and what truly happens on a farm or ranch to produce the bountiful grains, fruits, vegetable and meat you find at your local grocer.

Here is a short list of facts you may or may not know from the “Real Farmers Real Food” initiative:

  • 99 percent of American farms are owned by individuals, family partnerships, or family corporations.

  • The average American farm is 418 acres.

  • Farmers and ranchers make up less than 2 percent of the population.

  • One farmer provides enough food and fiber for 155 people in the U.S. and abroad.

  • U.S. agriculture and related industries account for one in 12 jobs nationwide.

  • Every $1 billion in farm exports supports roughly 8,000 jobs in the United States.

  • On average, Americans spend less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food.

 

 

 

 

More information on this initiative is at www.realfarmersrealfood.com and www.kfb.org

 

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