During the coming decades the world’s farmers will have to double their production to meet our growing food needs. Earth’s population is projected to reach 9 billion people (3 billion more the currently), yet our agriculture land continues to decrease. Agriculture needs fertile land, more of it and safe technology to continue offering affordable, high-quality food worldwide. Preservation of agriculture land should be important to us now and to our future generations.
Currently less than two percent of our population grows the food and fiber for the rest of us and only six percent of that group are full-time farmers and ranchers. This group produces the vast majority (75%) of the foods in our grocery stores. However, we need all farmers. Even small farmers and backyard gardeners are important in helping provide our food. We need to preserve our critical agriculture land in order to remain somewhat self-sufficient in Utah. Read more here.