National Ag Day is observed today, March 14th. KCII is observing our agricultural community this week with the special week-long Agriculture Magazine at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day. National Ag Day works to help Americans understand how food, fiber, and renewable resource products are produced, while showing the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy. Senator Chuck Grassley encourages farmers to keep producing for two major reasons, “One: since an army marches on its belly, according to Napoleon, food is very important to the security of the United States. Secondly, for social peace, or I call it ‘social cohesion.’ Because of the old saying, ‘A country is only nine meals away from a revolution,’ meaning that if you can’t feed your kids for three days and they’re crying you might do anything, including going to the streets, to get food to feed your kids. And we don’t need that sort of chaos in our country, and the farmers can keep that chaos from happening. And it happens a lot of places around the world where there’s a shortage of food. So, thank you for producing, for our national security, and for our social quietness in America.” This year is the 46th anniversary of National Ag Day and this year’s theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life.”