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U.S. CUSTOM HARVESTERS ANNOUNCES ITS NATIONAL AG DAY ACTIVITIES
Source: U.S. Custom Harvesters news release

National Ag Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by Agriculture. With this objective, it is appropriate the men and women that harvest the crops that feed the world are partners in the National Ag Day celebration. For the second year, the U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. is a sponsor for National Ag Day.

"We have the same goals as everyone in agriculture, educating the consumer about where their food comes from," said Kent Braathen, president, USCHI, "We'll be in Washington, D.C. for National Ag Day. It's so good to make these alliances, increasing the awareness and understanding about our safe, secure food supply."

National Ag Day will begin with the national premiere of 'The Great American Wheat Harvest'. This new documentary film celebrates and tells the story of the annual American wheat harvest and the custom harvester. This screening will take place Tuesday, March 25, 8:30-11 a.m., at the National Museum of the American Indian.

U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. has 370 members, who are actively engaged in custom grain and forage harvesting. These custom harvesters create an impressive impact on the economy. As an example, those 370 USCHI members operate 925 combines and 215 forage choppers. Those 925 combines, valued at $300,000 each, have a total price tag of $277,500,000. The 215 forage choppers are worth $400,000 each for a total economic impact of $87 million.

On the average, custom harvesters spend 130 days away from home during the harvest season. The average forage harvester spends 100 days on the road. During the harvest campaign, USCHI members have 92,000 tires on the road and consume nearly 260 million gallons of fuel per season.

During National Agriculture Day, USCHI leadership will participate in the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner and deliver agriculture's message on Capitol Hill. During National Ag Day, and every day, U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. emphasizes 'we harvest the crops that feed the world.'


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