From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Productivity of American Farms

Some Interesting News...



American households (either families or individuals) currently spend about 10% of their disposable personal income for food.

In about five weeks, a typical household earns enough income to buy their food for the year. However, it takes about 3-1/2 months to earn enough to pay their taxes for the year.

The percentage of personal income being spent on food has decreased considerably in the last 3 decades. Thirty years ago, people worked a month and 3 weeks to earn enough income to buy a year's food.

(Facts from the April 2006, issue of All Around Kentucky, which is the official publication of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation)

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