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Farm Facts: Beef

Farm Facts About Beef

Did you know there are 50 breeds of beef cattle in the United States? Discover more interesting facts and statistics about this protein-packed food.... Read more »
Farm Facts: Sheep

Farm Facts About Wool

Did you know sheep are usually shorn once a year in the spring to keep them cool and harvest their fleece? Learn more interesting facts and statistics about wool.... Read more »
Tomato Facts

Ag 101: Must-Know Agriculture Facts About Tomatoes

Whether paired with bacon and lettuce, or diced fresh in a spicy salsa, tomatoes are a summertime staple. The vegetable is important for the U.S., the world’s second leading producer, behind China. Fresh-market tomatoes contributed $863.982 million to the economy in 2012. That same year, the U.S. harvested 94,700 acres of fresh-market tomatoes. Tomatoes used... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts about Eggplants

Farm Facts About Eggplant

It may not be the most popular fruit of the bunch, but the eggplant thrives in the summertime and is great for grilling. China is the world’s top producer of the vegetable, and in the U.S. it’s considered a specialty crop. Learn more about the eggplant: The eggplant is a member of the nightshade family,... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Avocados

Farm Facts About Avocados

The nutrient-packed avocado has become increasingly more popular of the past few decades, and although the green fruit was thought to have originated in Mexico, avocado trees were first planted in Florida and California in the early 1800s. Check out more facts about the avocado: California is the top producer of avocados in the U.S.,... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Blueberries

Farm Facts About Blueberries

Sweet, fresh blueberries are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants and nutrients. We celebrate the berry in July for National Blueberry Month, but this true-blue fruit is available (and delicious) year-round. Take a look at interesting facts about the berry: Blueberries are one of the only natural foods that are truly blue in color.  Because of the... Read more »... Read more »
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