Vanguard Renewables Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Did you know that there are over 100,000 Hispanic farmer-producers in the United States today? Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15, and Vanguard Renewables is honored to help spread the word. About 36% of farms led by Hispanic producers are cattle farms or dairies. Together, all Hispanic-owned farms in the U.S. comprise over 32 million acres of land and produce ~$22 billion in annual revenue.

Vanguard Renewables is proud to support farmers, and this month we are excited to highlight the Hispanic contribution to agriculture. As a company which operates farm-based anaerobic digesters, we are reliant on the success and vibrancy of the American farming community. Many Latin countries celebrate their independence days during this month, which makes it a great time to celebrate and recognize the Hispanic community as a whole.

If you want to learn more about Hispanic and Latino farming in the U.S, visit https://www.nlfrta.org/ to see what the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association is up to!

Image Source: Touro University, California

Source for figures: USDA 2017 Census of Agriculture https://www.nass.usda.gov/Publications/Highlights/2019/2017Census_Hispanic_Producers.pdf