Technological improvements have allowed the productivity of the American farmer to increase dramatically. During colonial times one farmer fed four others. Today, one farmer produces food for 130 others. This dramatic increase in productivity has freed up most of our population to pursue other vocations and has been the foundation for the lifestyle we enjoy today. With this growth however comes added responsibility to ensure that the environment is protected and that the production is sustainable.
Ag 101 provides a brief overview of American agriculture. It covers the primary commodities produced today and the methods of doing so.