Did you know?
Without the modern farmer food would be scarce. .
Through better technology, and better understanding of their fields, farmers have been able to increase productivity significantly.
The modern farmer is highly productive. In 1p801, when Thomas Jefferson became president, 95% of Americans essentially made their full-time living from agriculture. At that period in time, the U.S. population was only around 5 million people. By the turn of the 21st century though, less than 2% of the American population makes their living from agriculture all while the American population has grown to over 300 million people. Today the average farmer feeds 155 people.