Return The Favor: Veterans Take Up Farming


The Department of Agriculture wants to make sure our veterans aren’t left out at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. They’re honoring individual vets.

They dedicated an entire day to vets at the show, and there’s even a new exhibit for vets this year. Still, the department wants to do more.

But how does agriculture have anything in common with the military?

“One of the interesting things in agriculture is we got two percent of the population directly involved in agriculture,” Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said. “It happens to be the same percent of our population that serve or have served in the armed services, so two percent feed us and two percent allow us to sleep well.”

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