Farm Facts About Mint

Farm Facts About Mint

March 01, 2014
Peppermint and spearmint have been growing in the U.S. for generations. In 2010, the country produced a whopping 8.6 million pounds of these minty-fresh crops. Here are some more interesting facts about mint. Peppermint The top 5 peppermint-producing states are Oregon, Washington and Idaho with more than 1 million pounds each, followed by Indiana, California... Read more »... Read more »

Fascinating Farming Facts [Infographic]

February 06, 2014
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 »
Agriculture Abroad

Agriculture Abroad

November 13, 2013
If you had the opportunity to chop grass silage in Scotland or load hay in Northern England, would you take it? That’s exactly what former FFA members Brad Temple and Jim Fraley did. Both men participated in the WEA program, or Work Experience Abroad, which was previously available through FFA as a way to experience... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Pumpkins

Farm Facts About Pumpkins

September 23, 2013
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 »

Farm Facts About Chicken and Eggs

September 09, 2013
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

August 19, 2013
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 »
Asian Longhorned Beetle

Check Your Trees

August 15, 2013
Have you inspected your family’s trees lately? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the trees in your backyard may be under attack from foreign invaders. The Asian Longhorned Beetle was accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia in 1996. Over the past 17 years, the destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods... Read more »... Read more »
Soybean Research including Edamame

The Joy of Soy

August 15, 2013
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

August 05, 2013
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

July 02, 2013
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 »
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