The theme for National Ag Day is "American Agriculture: Abundant. Affordable. AMAZING."
Ag Day was created to recognize and celebrate the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives and to help others understand how food and fiber products are produced. It was also designed to help appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
Agriculture is very important not only in the US but globally. A recent article from the American Sheep Industry Association is about a bale of wool. Raymond Ltd, India's largest fabrics maker, bought a bale of the finest-diameter wool ever offered at an Australian auction sale. Lempriere Australia bought the bale on behalf of Raymond for A$170,000 (US$157,000). The Sandlant family, from Lexton in western Victoria, Australia, produced the 11.4-micron bale of wool from shedded sheep. The bale could make between 40 and 50 suits and highlights the use of the fiber for high-quality clothing. Just think how many sweaters that could be.