They are the nation's unsung heroes. The men and women who get up every day in winter and summer, good weather and bad.
They grow the food on our plates. Provide an economic boost for our communities. Steward the land that filters our air and water. We need them to survive.
Our family farmers and ranchers helped to build America – with ingenuity, hard work, and knowledge passed down over generations.
But there are many forces working against them – from relentless development to tough economic conditions to unpredictable weather.
It's part of AFT's mission to help keep America's family farmers and ranchers strong.