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2012-02-29 / Farm & Ranch

A Farmer receives less than $1.00....


Atascosa County Farm Bureau sold about 200 grilled hamburgers for one dollar on Thurs. February 23rd at the Farm Bureau office parking lot. This event was to bring awareness to the public to show the farmer's share of the costofaahamburgerislessthan$1.00. BasedonAgricultureDepartmentstatistics,ittakesjustsevenweeksfor the average American to earn enough disposable income to pay for his or her family's food supply for the whole year. U.S. consumers still spend less than 10% of their disposable annual income on food. Pictured (l-r): Rob Hinnant Texas Farm Bureau Field Representative, Field Operations, discussing rice products with Mrs. Clyburn and Raul Jenks as they wait to purchase their one dollar hamburger. The Mobile Barn was on display to give the community awareness of products the farmers raise. Atascosa County Farm Bureau sold about 200 grilled hamburgers for one dollar on Thurs. February 23rd at the Farm Bureau office parking lot. This event was to bring awareness to the public to show the farmer's share of the costofaahamburgerislessthan$1.00. BasedonAgricultureDepartmentstatistics,ittakesjustsevenweeksfor the average American to earn enough disposable income to pay for his or her family's food supply for the whole year. U.S. consumers still spend less than 10% of their disposable annual income on food. Pictured (l-r): Rob Hinnant Texas Farm Bureau Field Representative, Field Operations, discussing rice products with Mrs. Clyburn and Raul Jenks as they wait to purchase their one dollar hamburger. The Mobile Barn was on display to give the community awareness of products the farmers raise.



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