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Fascinating Farming Facts [Infographic]

Think you know about the different types of farms operating across the country? Curious about organic farming, or the amount of people that one farmer actually feeds? SEE MORE: Ag 101: Facts About Dairy Take a look at this cool, helpful infographic from Great American Country, breaking down fascinating farming facts. Don’t forget to spread the... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Pumpkins

Farm Facts About Pumpkins

Whether you’re carving it into a jack o’-lantern, or baking it into a pie, pumpkins offer plenty of fall fun. This colorful crop is decorative and edible. Carve out some time to read these facts about pumpkins: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California are the top pumpkin producing states. In 2008, these states alone produced 1.1... Read more »... Read more »
Chicken and Egg Farm Facts

Farm Facts About Chicken and Eggs

Chickens are multi-talented, providing us with meat and eggs. The United States alone consumes 8 billion chickens a year, and approximately 250 eggs per capita. Crack open some more facts about chickens and eggs: There are approximately 280 million laying hens producing 50 billion eggs in the U.S. each year. Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and North... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Catfish

Farm Facts About Catfish

Catfish is mild in flavor and versatile in the kitchen. Catfish can be farm-raised or harvested from the wild. It is so popular that August has been named Catfish Month in its honor. Find out more about this aquatic delight: 1. 89,400 acres of ponds are used for farm-raised catfish production in the United States.... Read more »... Read more »
Soybean Research including Edamame

The Joy of Soy

This versatile legume can be used for food, feed, fuel and more  Soybeans made their way from Asia to the United States by way of missionaries and explorers. They were widely used for livestock feed but became more popular in the 1990s as researchers discovered they improved soil health. Soybeans are now used for more... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Pears

Farm Facts About Pears

Pears are a refreshing fruit that can add  flavor to any meal.  Pears can be canned, grilled, candied, used in pies, tarts, preserves, salads and more. Enjoy these sweet facts about pears: Rich volcanic soils and cool nights make the Northwest of the United States the ideal place to grow pears. Washington is the top... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Ice Cream

Farm Facts About Ice Cream

This sweet treat is perfect on a warm summer day, which is precisely why Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month. In fact, the United States is the top ice cream consuming country in the world. Get the scoop on ice cream: It takes 12 pounds of milk to make a gallon ice cream.... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Beef

Farm Facts About Beef

Beef is a year-round favorite, from grilling burgers in the summer, to enjoying a hearty stew in the winter. Beef is so popular that July has even been named Beef Month.  Sink your teeth into more facts about beef. Texas is the top producer of beef in the U.S., followed by Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Sheep

Farm Facts About Wool

Wool has been used by humans for thousands of years to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This naturally occurring fiber is durable, versatile and sustainable. Check out more facts about wool: Texas is the top producer of wool in the United States, followed by California, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.... Read more »... Read more »
Spinach

Farm Facts About Spinach

Spinach is a low calories source of vitamins and nutrients. It can be eaten alone, used in salads, quiches, omelets and more. This leafy green can even help slow the aging process. It is a hardy crop that can withstand cool temperatures. Serve up some more facts about spinach: California is the top producer of... Read more »... Read more »
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