Today I attended the Farm-city Hub Club Ag Day Parade. I was very disappointed it was not on a Saturday when more people could come and see and cheer on our farmers who feed the world.
Fewer farmers feed more people now than ever before. The American Farmer is a staple to everybody who eats. But the fuel they provide in the form of food not only feeds humans, but animals, and provides energy sources for fuel, such as ethanol.
Perhaps next year they may put it on a Saturday, and then more of the world can show up and cheer on our American farmers!
Indeed, farmers have incredible equipment to work with, and high-tech software, and more pressure than ever to perform; they have to deal with the ups and downs of the markets,
not to mention the variability of the weather.
They do deserve our praise, and we do owe them a lot. Today we celebrate the farmers.
Who doesn’t enjoy fresh corn on the cob with hot melted butter, or a delicious apple or wonderful mashed potatoes?
For all you love: from cheese to milk, from sweet fruits to savory herbs, to crunchy, healthy vegetables and beyond. Let’s think on it, and thank all the family farmers!
Musically yours, Amy Zents