Food Isn’t All We Get From Farms

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Corn, wheat, milk – even tiny tots in America know that some products come from farms. But how many people realize that detergents, X-ray film and crayons wouldn’t be here without farmers and their crops? How about tar paper, ink and tires?

Crayons, chalk and paper, along with other school supplies, all come from farms.

Here’s a list of common, everyday products that come from plant and animal byproducts produced by America’s farmers and ranchers:

Manufacturing
Adhesives, lubricants, solvents, detergents, polymers

Construction
Lumber, paints, brushes, tar paper, drywall, tool handles, particle board

Sports
Uniforms, baseballs, bats, leather, equipment, shoes

Health Care
Pharmaceuticals, surgical sutures, ointments, latex gloves, X-ray film

Transportation
Ethanol, biofuels, antifreeze, lubricants, tires, upholstery, packing materials

Printing
Paper, ink (soybeans), film

Education
Crayons (soybeans), textbooks, chalk, desks, pencils, paper

Entertainment
Film, strings for musical instruments

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