Blog: Planting the Seeds of Common Sense
- Farmers are stewards of the land, meaning they work hard to
do what is necessary to keep the Earth healthy and productive. The
benefits of good land stewardship include cleaner water, improved
wildlife habitat and land protected from damage caused by wind and water
- There are nearly 2 billion acres of land in the continental United States. Farmers
and ranchers manage nearly 1.4 billion acres of that land. They
voluntarily set aside millions of acres of their land to protect the
environment and to provide food and shelter for wildlife.
- Controlling soil erosion ensures the land will be productive into the
future. It also reduces the amount of soil, pesticides, fertilizers and
other substances that pollute the nation’s water sources.
- Farmers and ranchers play an active role in contributing to the nation’s
energy supply by producing and utilizing renewable resources. They have
been using wind and solar energy for years. From corn to animal waste to
restaurant oil, agriculture crops and byproducts are used to make