National Agriculture Day 08 Mar 12

As farmers across the country mark National Agriculture Day today (Thursday), the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council is sharing new data on the importance of agriculture to Minnesota.
The industry group released some highlights this week from a study it conducted with the University of Minnesota that follows up on a similar survey in 2003.
The report puts total direct added economic value from Minnesota animal agriculture at nearly $8-billion.  It says animal agriculture directly supports nearly 35,000 jobs and many thousands more in indirect employment.