Corn has been an important crop in our country since its first cultivation by Native Americans, and today’s family farmers grow a bountiful crop that helps feed the world while revitalizing the economy of rural America. Sadly, farm families are also being asked to combat alarmist claims based in flawed or false science at the same time. Farm families across America share values and concerns similar to those we work so hard to provide food for in urban and suburban communities. We understand why people have valid questions about how to best care for their families, and all of us deserve credible, unbiased answers. We suggest looking toward local professionals, such as physicians, nurses and dieticians you trust to find out more about specific health concerns. For questions about how your food is grown, America’s farmers are happy to share our experiences and knowledge of the work we so love.

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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