Agriculture Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Agriculture Quotes from famous persons: Thomas P.M. Barnett, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Michael Greger, Tom Vilsack, John Redwood. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Agriculture Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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The Department of Homeland Security is a strategic feel good measure. It’s going to be the Department of Agriculture for the 21st century. TSA – thousands standing around.
The use of drones to improve public safety, agriculture and other uses will only increase.
The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture.
This is an exciting time for farmers and ranchers of all types and sizes as agriculture is a bright spot in the American economy. In 2011, agricultural exports hit a record high and producers saw their best incomes in nearly 40 years.
Designing our own agriculture policy will mean we can put behind us the quotas and regulations that have held back U.K. output during our years in the E.U.
The Agriculture Committee was one of my top committee choices because it will give me the platform to be an even stronger leader for our hard-working farmers in South Jersey.
I believe agriculture is the key to change for this country.
All the companies I’ve worked for have this deep problem of devolving to something like the hunting and gathering cultures of 100,000 years ago. If businesses could find a way to invent ‘agriculture,’ we could put the world back together and all would prosper.
In the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, farmer-legislators write the agriculture laws.
If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc.
Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.
A form of protectionism should be enforced at national level, at least on strategic areas such as agriculture.
More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services – from movies to agriculture to national defense.
There is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song.
Masanobu Fukuoka
Agriculture is the most destructive industry that we have. More than coal mining and other extractive industries.
I never wanted to become an actor. I always wanted to be a farmer and dreamt of owning half an acre of agriculture land.
And what we’re doing in Ohio is we’re moving from a basic manufacturing economy to one that’s diversified, including energy and health care and agriculture and IT.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.
We have to try to convince everybody in America, that if you eat you’re involved in agriculture. That the shirts don’t just spring up at Kmart on the rack. They’re made from cotton.
Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will derive no more profit from this work than barren soil from a treatise on agriculture.
One succeeds in obtaining an equivalent production at a lower price by improving the arts, trades and agriculture and by developing the physical and moral qualities of workers, farmers and craftsmen.
Antoine Lavoisier
To keep farmers on the farm we must maintain a strong farm safety net, but we will also have to build a thriving companion economy to compliment production agriculture in rural America.
China‘s use of ‘night soil,’ as the Chinese rightly call a manure that is collected after dark, is probably the reason that its soils are still healthy after four millennia of intensive agriculture, while other great civilizations – the Maya, for one – floundered when their soils turned to dust.
We targeted five industries for growth, industries where we have natural advantages in North Dakota: value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing, technology-based businesses, energy and tourism. We worked very hard to grow all those businesses, and that’s what’s happening.
I always told my children that if they want to be pilot, go ahead and do it, or if they wanted to get into agriculture, I told them that I will support them. But when they chose music, you feel as if those birds have come back home to the nest.
I think the next massive wave of value creation will be when you can get a manufacturing company or agriculture devices company or a health care company to develop dozens of AI solutions to help their businesses.
I’m going to be the unapologetic chief advocate, chief salesman for American agriculture products around the world. You grow ’em, we’re going to sell ’em.
There is no time in modern agriculture for a farmer to write a poem or compose a song.
Masanobu Fukuoka
Foreign interference in America’s agriculture supply chain poses a serious national security threat, especially given that the worst proponent is the Chinese Communist Party.
What’s the logic of investing millions in agriculture if it will not pay off?
Most farmers know that their children’s future will probably not be in agriculture, but they have a hard time imagining a different life.
Modern agriculture has been accurately described as a way of turning oil into food. As the price of oil continues to rise, so will the price of food.
On the Agriculture Committee, I will be an ardent and strong champion for our farmers to ensure that they are treated fairly, particularly in regards to how their products are priced.
Penn State has also continued to be a leader in Pennsylvania‘s largest industry: Agriculture.
Tim Holden
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
Alan Autry
Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.
Contrasting sharply, in the developing countries represented by India, Pakistan, and most of the countries in Asia and Africa, seventy to eighty percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, mostly at the subsistence level.
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming.
Viewed from a holistic ecological perspective, some meat – such as conscientiously hunted animalsinvolves less suffering and environmental damage than arable agriculture, while both of these are significantly less harmful than indiscriminately purchasing meat on the market.
As a grandson of farmers in downstate Illinois, I have long admired the dedication of farmers to their work and have written about the role of agriculture in American innovation.
True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture. It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. It is arduous and it is rare.
I support a robust economy where agriculture and businesses are able to compete in a fair and open global market.
I’m proud to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right.
Women in Africa are really the pillar of the society, are the most productive segment of society, actually. They do agriculture.
Industrial agriculture, because it depends on standardization, has bombarded us with the message that all pork is pork, all chicken is chicken, eggs eggs, even though we all know that can’t really be true.
Yes, agriculture subsidies are far too generous. They need to be reined in because they cater to special interests while distorting free market competition. Yes, the farm laws are an anachronistic mess.
I’ve farmed all my life and I have big ideas on how to grow agriculture jobs in West Virginia.
Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor.
Theodore Schultz
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That’s what made it work in the first place.
Beaumont-Hamel sits within a thousand acres of French agriculture. The trenches are under this blanket of grass. In the 1920s, a park was established here and trees from Newfoundland imported to encircle the battlefield so you get the feeling of being within a copse of woods.
Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies.
Every major food company now has an organic division. There’s more capital going into organic agriculture than ever before.
We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.
Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement.
Christopher Bond
We’re the biggest food and agriculture company in the world.
Dwayne Andreas
I realised the animal agriculture industry is actually awful and tragic and I can’t bear to be a part of that. The environmental impact of the agriculture industry, the health impact on us, there’s all the reasons.
If we moved from industrialized agriculture to re-localized organic agriculture, we could sequester about one quarter of the carbon moving into the air and destroying our glaciers, oceans, forests and lands.
The industrial revolution in England was only made possible through intensified agriculture and the use of coal for manufacturing, which delivered far more energy for far less labor.
It’s critically important for Europe to have a different way to think about the role of agriculture in society and the economy here.
The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
Development of space will improve life on Earth. Access to space is important for agriculture, humanitarian efforts, communications, and navigation.
The history of agriculture is the history of humans breeding seeds and animals to produce traits we want in our crops and livestock.
If the YSRCP is voted to power, agriculture sector will be given top priority. The interests of all sections of people will be protected.
I grew up in a city. My parents would think there was something wrong with America if they knew I was secretary of agriculture.
While the developed world has shifted from agriculture to manufacturing and then to services, the number of jobs has always climbed.
My father worked in agriculture, and I got to travel round remote rural areas with him and see a bit of the landscape and people.
Giles Foden
Agriculture is the backbone of the livelihood security system of nearly 700 million people in the country and we need to build our food security on the foundation of home grown food.
The American government policy on what we supported and subsidised in agriculture was a social experiment on a whole generation of children.
To sum up, agriculture has made important progress and our farmers have now shown that they are second to none in terms of improving production and productivity.
The Modi government says the farm laws will open agriculture to the corporate world. Who says this not already open to corporate sector? In Punjab, we have Pepsi and ITC buying potatoes. All my kinnows from Hoshiarpur and Ferozepur are going to Chennai. The system is already open.
When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
It is difficult to think of a major industry that AI will not transform. This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. There are surprisingly clear paths for AI to make a big difference in all of these industries.
The USDA is tasked with managing and promoting agriculture – including the well-funded animal agriculture industry – so it’s pulled into a tug-of-war every time the dietary guidelines are re-evaluated.
It is impossible to talk about slowing climate change without talking about reducing CO2 emissions. Equally, it is impossible to talk about adapting to climate change without considering how we will feed ourselves. And it is out of the question that we can adapt agriculture without conserving crop diversity.
Cary Fowler
As our farms and factories grew more efficient, they accounted for a shrinking share of our economy. And the more productive agriculture and manufacturing became, the fewer people they employed.
I believe that agriculture land – productive agricultural land with water on site – will be valuable in the future.
As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation’s agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases.
Jovenel Moise is a guy who will continue to do all that is good in all domain, but agriculture is our locomotive.
There is no ‘need’ for us to eat meat, dairy or eggs. Indeed, these foods are increasingly linked to various human diseases and animal agriculture is an environmental disaster for the planet.
Gary L. Francione
Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real.
Pat Roberts
Afghanistan has the capacity to become an industrialized country because of its mining and agriculture sectors. We can also create jobs for educated men and women by investing in information technology.
I was the first woman elected as secretary of agriculture in Iowa.
Patty Judge
The agriculture ministry has to see that their good research percolates down to the fields through the state agricultural departments and the 70-odd state agricultural universities.
Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture – from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding.
Agriculture has deep roots both in my life and in Arkansas‘ history.
Little ol’ boy in the Panhandle told me the other day you can still make a small fortune in agriculture. Problem is, you got to start with a large one.
If we didn’t have a sustainable agriculture industry, who would be paying the then-missing taxes to support our defence, police, roads, airports, elderly, parks, public sporting facilities and much more?
Industrial agriculture freed many people to pursue lives their parents and grandparents could never have. It made America modern.
The fundamental for the sustainable growth of Nigeria is not in the hydro-carbon industry but in agriculture.
The oceans produce up to 70 percent of our oxygen, they shape our climate, and they support an American oceans economy larger than our nation’s entire agriculture sector.
The history of American agriculture suggests that you can have transformation without a master plan, without knowing all the answers up front.
Before the discovery of agriculture mankind was everywhere so divided, the size of each group being determined by the natural fertility of its locality.
In Silicon Valley, there are a lot of startups using computer vision for agriculture or shopping – there are a lot for clothes shopping. At Baidu, for example, if you find a picture of a movie star, we actually use facial recognition to identify that movie star and then tell you things like their age and hobbies.
Since I was a boy – born into a farming family in Bonaire, GA – I’ve had agriculture running through my veins.
I found out that the animal agriculture business has a huge impact on our climate, so by cutting down on your meat and dairy consumption, you can have a huge impact and help the environment.
Each of us has about 40 chances to accomplish our goals in life. I learned this first through agriculture, because all farmers can expect to have about 40 growing seasons, giving them just 40 chances to improve on every harvest.
Howard Graham Buffett
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
The discovery of agriculture was the first big step toward a civilized life.
Montana‘s ranchers raise the best cattle in the world. If Taco Bell needs to beef up, they can give their customers the highest quality meat around by using Montana beef, and in the process, supporting agriculture jobs in Montana.
We have to bring children into a new relationship to food that connects them to culture and agriculture.
To me, the most critical thing in agriculture is investing in the peasant agriculture, transforming peasant agriculture.
Jakaya Kikwete
By modernizing the process of food preservation, Birdseye nationalized and then internationalized food distribution… facilitated urban living and helped to take people away from the farms… and greatly contributed to the development of industrial-scale agriculture.
The USMCA is a good deal for American agriculture.
Agriculture drives most people crazy. It keeps me sane.
Large-scale deforestation can be prevented while increasing food production through better, smarter agriculture.
There are two major challenges before Indian agriculture today: ecological and economical. The conservation of our basic agricultural assets such as land, water, and biodiversity is a major challenge. How to make agriculture sustainable is the challenge.
Cost-saver’ in industrial livestock agriculture may usually be taken to mean ‘moral shortcut.’
Matthew Scully
I always turn to Wendell Berry for inspiration on food, community, agriculture, and, well, just being a human.
On the professional side, those 18 years on the farm instilled my love for agriculture.
Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.
My niche will be to support the environment through the growth of organic agriculture.
As a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee it has been important to me to intersect with Hoosier farmers as often as possible.
We must then build a proper relationship between the richest and the poorest countries based on our desire that they are able to fend for themselves with the investment that is necessary in their agriculture, so that Africa is not a net importer of food, but an exporter of food.
Leaving the European Union is likely to have an impact on the workforce in sectors such as catering, construction and agriculture. I see an opportunity here for both prisoners and employers, particularly those operating in these sectors.
Because of technological limits, there is a certain amount of food that we can produce per acre. If we were to have intensive greenhouse agriculture, we could have much higher production.
Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life.
In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
Carol P. Christ
Israel and our vicinity is an area that traditionally has little industry. The area is known for history, it’s known for religious stories, it’s known a bit for agriculture, but… neither was the Jewish population thinking about export industry, nor the Arab or Palestinian population.
Now listen, the one thing about agriculture is we’ve lost our manufacturing, we’ve lost a great deal of jobs overseas, lots of our industry. The last thing in the world we need to do is lose the ability to produce our food.
John Boozman
A program to make municipal composting of food and yard waste mandatory and then distributing the compost free to area farmers would shrink America’s garbage heap, cut the need for irrigation and fossil-fuel fertilizers in agriculture, and improve the nutritional quality of the American diet.
We’re making this analogy that AI is the new electricity. Electricity transformed industries: agriculture, transportation, communication, manufacturing.
Global warming would increase the rate of evaporation from the oceans. This would increase rainfall worldwide. In addition, global warming would lengthen the growing season, thereby increasing still further the bounty of both agriculture and nature.
Let’s not pretend we’re in a global free market when it comes to agriculture. Every country protects, for good reason, its agricultural industries.
If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right.
I want to be Miss USA or Miss America. I would bring the trophy back to Nebraska. My interests are agriculture and corn. Hey, I’m just riding this train as long as I can. As long as I’m having fun, I’ll do it. When it stops being fun, I’ll try something else.
If we win, we’ll make history, and I’ll serve you on the Agriculture Committee.
George Nethercutt
I’ve been impressed, obviously, with what Israel has done over the years, as it related to technology, agriculture, research in general.
Commodity prices are at a record high. In 1933, the world’s population was just over 2 billion people. Today, there are 7 billion mouths to feed – many of them depending on American agriculture.
In Texas, agriculture production is critical for our economy and food supply.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
The production of natural resources in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, stable natural hydrological cycles, fertile soils, a balanced climate and numerous other vital ecosystem services can only be permanently secured through the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity.
The concentration and reciprocal effect of industry and agriculture conjoin in a growth of productive powers, which increases more in geometrical than in arithmetical proportion.
Friedrich List
I am disappointed because nobody is talking about food and agriculture. They’re talking about the diets of children, but they’re talking about Band-Aids. We’re not seeing a vision.
The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral… Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That’s my idea.
America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
I represent the top agriculture district in Texas, and Texas is the top agriculture state in the country, so I know just how important agriculture priorities are to our state and local economies.
We targeted five industries for growth, industries where we have natural advantages in North Dakota: value-added agriculture, advanced manufacturing, technology-based businesses, energy and tourism. We worked very hard to grow all those businesses, and that’s what’s happening.
Securing a sustainable, safe food supply and supporting the agriculture industry at home and abroad enables the United States to serve as a global leader in national security.
Agriculture was the first manufacturing industry in America and represents the best of all of us.
During the 1990s, I served in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the nation’s 25th secretary of agriculture.
USDA is committed to keeping pace with the needs and progress of American agriculture by supporting new markets and movements that will keep farmers profitable and help create middle class jobs across the country.
I was chairman of the steering committee for agriculture when we set up the target of 4% growth rate. I had written that if you want to achieve 4% growth rate in agriculture, you should have 8% growth in animal husbandry and fisheries and 8% in horticulture.
AI can help solve some of the most difficult social and environmental challenges in areas like healthcare, disaster prediction, environmental conservation, agriculture, or cultural preservation.
I was horrified to visit our universities and find that at the Punjab Agriculture University or at the Animal and Husbandry University, we don’t have scientists.
We like horses and we like dogs and we like to be in the midst of agriculture.
Lyndon LaRouche
Basically, the person in the White House should be principled, should have a philosophy about food that relates directly to organic agriculture. I will continue to push for that.
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That’s what made it work in the first place.
I think Jamaica would thrive if we promote agriculture as a way to bring people here.
Chris Blackwell
High tech companies that focus on research, development and production will learn that they can be the perfect complement to our world-renowned agriculture heritage.
Alan Autry
I farm taro. I have eight varieties of taro, which is a staple of the Hawaiian people from about 2,000 years ago, and sweet potatoes, and it’s a sustainable living, agriculture, off the grid.
Jason Scott Lee
It is clear that agriculture as we know it has experienced major changes within the life expectancy of most of us, and these changes have caused a major further deterioration of worldwide levels of nutrition.
If you fill your Agriculture Committee with representatives of commodity farmers, and you don’t have urbanites, you don’t represent eaters, okay? You don’t have people from New York City on these committees, you are going to end up with the kind of farm bills we have: a piece of special interest legislation.
Our twenty-first century economy may focus on agriculture, not information.
Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.
When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
Agriculture is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Cars? Planes? Trains? Nope. Cow farts.
We have built cities, developed industry and cultivated agriculture – we have transformed the State of Israel into an example and symbol for many other countries in the world.
Food should be cheap, and labor should be cheap, and everything should be the same no matter where you go; whether it’s a McDonald‘s in Germany or one in California, it should be the same. And this message is destroying cultures around the world. Needless to say, agriculture goes with it.