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Farmers’ Almanac Fact Sheet

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  • Every year since 1818, the Farmers’ Almanac has been sought after for its long-range weather predictions, practical gardening and household advice, fishing tips, astronomical data and articles on ways to conserve time, energy, and the earth. The Farmers’ Almanac has spanned three centuries as North America’s most timeless, trusted, and treasured publication.
  • The Farmers’ Almanac is the only source for 16 full months of amazingly accurate long-range weather predictions for the United States and Canada. Readers say our annual forecasts are 80-85% accurate. The Almanac Publishing Company prints several versions of the Farmers’ Almanac each year, including a retail edition for both the U.S. and Canada, and a promotional edition of the Farmers’ Almanac that businesses customize with their logo, company information, ads, etc. and distribute as a marketing/public relations/advertising tool.
  • The Farmers’ Almanac is North America’s favorite almanac with a total annual distribution of more than 2.6 million copies, and readership of nearly 7 million!
  • The Farmers’ Almanac is an annual bestseller online, at bookstores, grocery stores, discount stores, and other retail outlets around the country. Major stores include Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Dollar General Stores, CVS, Walgreen’s, and others.
  • The Farmers’ Almanac has appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including: The Office, MASH, The Dukes of Hazard, Cold Case, and Father of the Bride, as well as on late-night television talk shows such as Late Night David Letterman and in 2016, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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