As another planting season rolls around, KAIT would like to recognize farmers and the agriculture industry of Region 8. This week has been named National Ag Week. Most Americans probably don’t know that, and unfortunately, many probably don’t care.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service less than 2% of the
For all of us who live in Northeast Arkansas or
Like everything else, farming is cyclical. The last couple of years have been hard on farming and the supporting industries. Fuel prices have made it hard for many producers to economically run their operations. They are working to help us eat and clothe our families economically, so let’s work to help them. You have probably heard a lot in recent months about biofuels: fuels made from renewable resources such as corn and oilseed crops like soybeans and cottonseed. Several biofuel facilities are going in nationwide as well as in our region. Talk to your legislators and ask them to support these biofuel programs. Ask your local governments to run biofuel in government vehicles. When you stop for gas, fill up with a fuel that says “ethanol blend” or “soydiesel”. If we can help our farmers get these facilities up and running, we will help eliminate our need for foreign fuel, and the money that is being put into foreign oil can be kept here in
When you go shopping… look for food and fiber products that say “Made in
So this week – National Ag Week - we ask you to join us as we say “Thank You” to all the farmers in Region 8. We are truly appreciative for you, your families and all you do for us.
May you have the right amount of rain, the right amount of sun and a very prosperous season this year.
Darin of Trumann writes:
I am a rice, soybean, wheat and corn farmer from
I just want to THANK YOU!!, again for your comments and concern for not only American Agriculture, but more important Arkansas Agriculture.
James of Paragould writes:
I wish to thank you for your comments this evening about the American /