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:

Adhesives, lubricants, solvents, detergents, polymers

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

Uniforms, baseballs, bats, leather, equipment, shoes

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

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

Paper, ink (soybeans), film

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

Film, strings for musical instruments

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