Sunday is Earth Day and according to Oklahoma Farm Bureau the observance is a unique opportunity to describe the important role Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have as environmental stewards who care for our land, air and water.


 


Here are a few facts about Earth Day and agriculture:

 


Sunday is Earth Day and according to Oklahoma Farm Bureau the observance is a unique opportunity to describe the important role Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have as environmental stewards who care for our land, air and water.

 

Here are a few facts about Earth Day and agriculture:
 

The first Earth Day –— April 22, 1970 was credited by many for launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and other environmental laws soon followed the first Earth Day 42 years ago.

 

Total U.S. crop yield — has increased more than 360 percent since 1950.

 

U.S. land used for crops —since 1982, land use has declined by 70 million acres.

 

Today — it is possible for farmers and ranchers to produce more food, fiber and fuel than ever before on fewer acres with fewer inputs.