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Farmers keep topping selves to feed the world

Here is an article from my local county that looks into the gains in production and efficiency farmers have made through the decades.


Stanislaus County farmers keep topping selves to feed the world – Agriculture –

In 1892, federal records show, wheat farmers in California produced an average of 0.44 tons per acre.

It was impressive for the time, and Stanislaus County was part of it. One observer wrote that “from boundary to boundary it may justly be said to comprise one great grain field.”

Could farmers top this bounty? Yes, they could, and they would do so several times over in the century-plus that followed.

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About raylindairy

Ray is a partner with his parents in Ray-Lin Dairy in Denair, Ca. The operation milks 475 cows and double crops corn & winter forage on 130 of the 240 acres with about 90 acres of pasture. The family also has 1200 ac operation in Klamath Falls OR that raises alfalfa hay, wheat hay, and oat hay. Ray is currently secretary of the Agchat Foundation an entity he helped found whose mission is to empower farmer to use social media. He is currently a on the board of directors of CA Dairy Campaign, Dairy CARES, and is the 2nd Vice-President of Stanislaus County Farm Bureau. He is also a member of the National Dairy Board. In addition to his involvement in agricultural organizations’ he is the Chairperson of the Governance Committee at a newly formed charter school his daughter attends, and serves as a director for the East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District. Ray and his wife Erica live on the dairy with their two children.


One thought on “Farmers keep topping selves to feed the world

  1. Farmers rock!

    Posted by JPlovesCOTTON | March 2, 2011, 8:58 AM

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