About National Ag Day
For many countries in Africa, Farners' Day is a common holiday, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the prosperity of the nation. In America, it is not a federal or state holiday, but this annual week and day to recognize the importance of the agricultural sector are still important events.
According to the recent figures revealed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $992 billion to the US GDP in 2015, while the output of America’s farms contributed $136.7 billion of this sum.
There over 21 million direct and indirect employments in the US agricultural and food sectors, representing around 11.1% of the total workforce in the country.
National Ag Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.
Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. National Ag Day is observed on the Tuesday during National Ag Week.
The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 10158—National Agriculture Day, 2021:
“On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural stewards have contributed to our Nation's past and present. America's agriculture sector safeguards our Nation's lands through sustainable management; ensures the health and safety of animals, plants, and people; provides a safe and abundant food supply; and facilitates opportunities for prosperity and economic development in rural America.”Find out more