Fueling those who feed our country
Today, less than two percent of the population in the United States makes a living in agriculture. Compare that to the late 1800s, when nearly half the labor force was made of farmers, and it makes sense that farmers in the 21st century need to be more diversified, innovative, and efficient in order to grow the food it takes to feed our country – and our world.
According to the United Nations, by 2050, farmers will need to produce 70 percent more food to feed the growing global population. And because there is only a finite amount of productive land, they will need to find ways to produce more with less resources and fewer laborers.
This may seem like an impossible demand to meet, but thankfully, American farmers are embracing the challenge and finding smarter, more efficient ways to grow crops and raise livestock. Things like using fuel-efficient farm equipment, rotational grazing, no-till farming, crop rotation, and precision farming techniques all help to improve soil quality, enhance biodiversity, and protect the environment.
It’s innovations like these that farmers are using to take care of the land and leave it in better condition for the next generation. And in an effort to do our part, Ferrellgas is committed to serving the American farmer.
From fuel for irrigation engines to poultry house heating to grain drying, we’ve been providing clean-burning, reliable propane to farmers for more than 80 years. We’re proud to fuel those who feed our country. Take a look at how we help our nation’s farmers get the job done day in and day out.