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Rick Worthington Thanksgiving
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: November 23, 2017

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This Thanksgiving, we would like you to take a moment to consider everything that happened in order for you to enjoy the feast that you will enjoy today.

Farmers and ranchers still receive pennies on the dollar for the food products they produce.

Rob Larew is with the National Farmers Union.

"Infection is that farmers are getting rich off the prices consumers pay at the grocery store but that's just not the case many consumers mean I realize there was a difference between the price that they pay the grocery store and the ball of the market price for agriculture products like potatoes and in fact Farmers & ranchers only receive an average of 17.4% of every dollar that consumers spend in the United States according to the United States Department of Agriculture 80% of every food or food System including distribution and retailing."

Larew says, they are working to give people a better understanding of how and where food is grown across the U.S

"Picking up your Thanksgiving turkey and other food items at the grocery store it easy to overlook the months in years that I've heard that it takes to grow and raise crops fruits vegetables and livestock would like to remind consumers to appreciate the hard work it takes to grow and produce food to find its way to your Thanksgiving dinner as you're enjoying time with family and friends this holiday season take a moment to think about the Founding Farmers & ranchers who produced the food Fuel and fiber for America's consumers."

And so... let's consider the farmers and ranchers and say THANKS for working tirelessly to produce the food that is enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinner today.

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