Now you have additional resources to use in your public presentations. The 2011 Food and Farm Facts book and map poster, produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation, is fresh off the press.

Color photographs, charts and graphs are used to illustrate interesting facts about agriculture’s shrinking carbon footprint, retail food costs, food consumption and safety, and historical highlights. A map poster that shows where major crops and commodities are grown is included with each book.

“Today’s farmers and ranchers work hard to provide a variety of food choices to meet consumer demand while using fewer resources,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. “Anyone interested in telling agriculture’s story will find Food and Farm Facts to be a useful resource to add to their toolkit.”

The book and poster cost $4.25. Credit card payments are accepted. State and county Farm Bureaus may be billed for orders. Order the 32-page book and related products, including educator’s guides, online at