Letter to the Editor,
Food Check-out week is February 20-26. Originally, a day was designated as the day an average family of four would have earned enough disposable income to pay for their food for the entire year. More and more it becomes harder to narrow down to a day and so food check-out week was born. This year, the week of February 20-26 is again highlighting the fact that Americans still pay only 10 percent of their disposable income on food.
Tama County Farm Bureau would like to give you some tips on smart food shopping. Try to plan ahead, make a list and stick to it. Read food labels, take time to compare prices on different brands and sizes. A healthy diet includes a variety of foods, but don't buy something that won't eaten.
As farmers, our job is to provide consumers with the highest quality, healthiest food possible. We continue to look for every opportunity to improve quality and quantity.