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Published March 19, 2013, 03:50 PM

National Ag Day - Recognizing those that Feed the World

Today we salute those who feed the world. National Ag Day is a time to recognize farmers and ranchers. Agriculture remains North Dakota's number one industry.

Today we salute those who feed the world. National Ag Day is a time to recognize farmers and ranchers. Agriculture remains North Dakota's number one industry. Crops and cattle have had a billion dollar plus impact on the state's economy for years and continue to hold the number one position.

Dan Wogsland, ND Grain Growers: "We had a water mark, hit a record hit for not only crop productions, but also for crop values. 11 billion dollars is what North Dakota crops were worth last year. You take a multiplier of 3, that's a 33 billion dollar impact to the state's economy just in crops, we aren't talking about livestock and all the other services that comprise the agriculture industry in this state. We are a big deal."

One farmer feeds more than 144 people.

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