Where does your food come from?
If you're like many Americans, the answer is the grocery store. But in reality, the grocery store isn't where food comes from - it's just from where it's distributed. Far too many people are unaware of the role of American agriculture in their daily lives . . . and what it really takes to have food on their dinner table.
Just a few generations ago, most people were a part of - and had friends or relatives involved with - agriculture. Agriculture is responsible for providing the necessities of life . . . food, fiber, clothing, and shelter. And it's time to recognize that contribution!
American farmers are working harder than ever, and it shows. Today, each American farmer feeds more than 165 people. And the need for food produced in the United States is dramatic. Agriculture is this nation's #1 export and vitally important in sustaining a healthy economy.
And it's not just the farmer who makes our food possible. The entire agriculture industry, all the way to the grocery store, are vital links in a chain that brings food to every citizen - and millions of people abroad.
Queensborough Bank is proud to have an agriculture lending department with lenders that have vast understanding of Ag production and farm ownership. We are honored to serve rural, Ag-based communities and believe that agriculture is the backbone of our communities and our nation.
This March 14, 2019, is National Ag Day, hosted by the Agriculture Council of America. Ag Day is a good time to reflect - and be grateful for - American agriculture! Join Q and thank a farmer!