Minnesota Agriculture Week 24 Mar 14

Governor Dayton has proclaimed this week to be “Minnesota Agriculture Week” in an effort to raise awareness of the significant contributions agriculture makes to the quality of life of all Minnesotans. Our state ranks fifth nationally in total agriculture production, fourth in agricultural exports, and seventh in total livestock sales. The ag industry pumps approximately $75-billion into the Minnesota economy annually, and supports 340,000 jobs. Minnesota Agriculture Week is being recognized in conjunction with National Agriculture Day on Tuesday. This year’s theme is “Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed.”