Lincoln Co. Farm Bureau celebrates Food Check-Out Week

Published 10:53 am Thursday, February 6, 2020

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The cost of food in America remains affordable. 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about five weeks.

“America’s food supply is the most affordable, as well as, the safest in the world,” said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney. “Domestic foods that are produced by farmers in Kentucky and throughout the United States are responsible, in part, for our nation’s increased standard of living.”

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In recognition of this, Lincoln County Farm Bureau is celebrating Food Check-Out Week February 2-8, 2020. Lincoln County Judge Jim W. Adams Jr. signed the proclamation declaring Food Check-Out Week in the county.

To mark the occasion, the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee donated $200 to Fort Logan Ministries. Women’s Committee president Thelma Blair made the presentation to Stephanie Halcomb, director of Fort Logan Ministries.

Long after Food Check-Out Week, Americans are required to continue earning income for other necessities. The Tax Foundation has reported that Americans must work over 100 days to pay their federal taxes.

“We work much longer to pay for federal taxes than our food,” Haney said.