Farmers do their part
Many things have changed in the 40 years since Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson declared April 22 the world's first Earth Day. Nowhere is the environmental progress more apparent than on America's family farms.
With the help of scientists, this nation's farmers have initiated another green revolution by using new technologies and innovative practices that help us produce more with less. We have the facts to prove this and, in the spirit of Earth Day 2010, I'd like to share them with you.
99 percent of all Wisconsin farms are owned and operated by family farmers like me! American farmers are the world's best environmentalists. Happy Earth Day 2010!