Fun Ag Facts VI

fun ag fact of the day: Much of North America’s pomegranate supply comes from California. Pomegranates are a seasonal favorite this time of year, and are sometimes given the nickname “the Jewel of Autumn.”

fun ag fact of the day: The CA almond industry shipped 213.1 million pounds in November 2011, a 19.2 % increase over November 2010.

fun ag fact of the day: Arkansas is the leading rice producing state, followed by California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri and Florida. Most of the rice grown in Arkansas is classified as long grain rice.

fun ag fact of the day: virtually every piece of sushi made in America features California rice.

fun ag fact of the day: Each year Americans consume 25 billion hamburgers.

fun ag fact of the day: More than 84% of farm bill-related spending goes to food and nutrition programs like food stamps, not to farmers.

fun ag fact of the day: Like snowflakes, no two cows have the exact same pattern of spots.

Fun ag fact of the day: Country ham is often served in restaurants as an entree as a whole slice, often with the femur cross-section left in. It is also commonly served boned, sliced and then cut into pieces to be used in sandwiches in buttermilk biscuits, sometimes with butter or red-eye gravy, made by adding water or coffee to country ham pan drippings and cooking down for a short time.

fun ag fact of the day: Swine (pigs) are sold at market when they weigh between 230-280 pounds, providing about 150 lbs of pork for the meat case.

fun ag fact of the day: the average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements per day.

fun ag fact of the day: a mature bull elk (aged 7 or 8) produces 30-40 pounds of velvet in one year.

fun ag fact of the day: North American yaks come in 5 types: black, trims (black with white), royal (black and white with white blaze face), golden and woolly.

fun ag fact of the day: the best heifers are kept to replace cows in the herd as breeding stock. This improves our herd genetics, enabling us to produce better cattle with less.

fun ag fact of the day: There are 20 gallons of paint on each John Deere combine.

fun ag fact of the day: there are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world.

fun ag fact of the day: It takes 540 peanuts to make one 12oz jar of Jif peanut butter

Fun ag fact of the day: legend has it that the Ethiopian Shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats becoming frisky and “dancing” after eating the berries.

fun ag fact of the day: “Cool as a cucumber” isn’t just a catchy phrase. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air.

fun ag fact of the day: there are 440 Cranberries in a pound, 4,400 cranberries in a gallon of juice and 440,000cranberries in a 100 lb barrel.

fun ag fact of the day: pine cones are actually the flowers of pine trees.

fun ag fact of the day: the caruncle is the brightly colored growths on the throat region of a turkey.  Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

fun ag fact of the day: eggs for consumption are not fertilized and will not hatch into chicks. Egg farmers don’t even have roosters.

fun ag fact of the day: There are approximately two dozen varieties of California Cling Peach varieties which are used primarily for two major products: canned peaches and fruit cocktail; other products include frozen peaches, baby food and fruit concentrate.

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  1. Fun Ag Facts Of The Day:

    Much of North America’s pomegranate supply comes from California. Thus proving that Pomegranates are responsible for the creation of hippies and should be banned!

    The CA almond industry shipped 213.1 million pounds in November 2011, a 19.2% increase over November 2010 which just goes to show that California is responsible for exporting more nuts around the country than any other state (and almonds too).

    Virtually every piece of sushi made in America features California rice. As a result, hippies in other states have tried smoking sushi (or as the rest of us call it “cooking”).

    Most of the rice grown in Arkansas is classified as long grain rice (but you shouldn’t know this since it’s classified).

    Each year Americans consume 25 billion hamburgers. However, only a small portion of the population actually LOOKS like they consume 25 billion hamburgers, others are hovering around the 24 billion mark.

    More than 84% of farm bill-related spending goes to food and nutrition programs like food stamps, not to farmers. The other 26% goes to the farmers to built pens for their giant 40 Foot Tall Chickens in Barns who are being fed Evil Corn!

    Like snowflakes, no two cows have the exact same pattern of spots which just goes to show that Cow Acne treatment seems to be working.

    Country ham is often served in restaurants as an entree as a whole slice, often with the femur cross-section left in. Tests have proven that if you buy a country ham, you won’t stop going on about it and making those who don’t have one very very jealous indeed.

    Swine (pigs) are sold at market when they weigh between 230-280 pounds, providing about 150 lbs of pork for the meat case. The rest of the meat is taken by the “Pig Elves” who use it to make luxary car interiors and frisbee’s.

    The average cow has more than 40,000 jaw movements per day, that’s 20,000 less than your average socialite or californian hippy who won’t shut the hell up about their Pomegranates.

    A mature bull elk (aged 7 or 8) produces 30-40 pounds of velvet in one year thus ensuring Hugh Hefner will never run out of smoking jackets.

    North American yaks come in 5 types: black, trims (black with white), royal (black and white with white blaze face), golden and woolly. The Irish Yak only comes in 1 type “Drank too much”.

    The best heifers are kept to replace cows in the herd as breeding stock. This improves our herd genetics, enabling us to produce better cattle. Many people feel this that it’s wrong to apply this practise to people, while others feel it should be mandatory, especially when you watch accidently switch on a reality TV program.

    There are 20 gallons of paint on each John Deere combine. This is 5 gallons less than on a Kardashian…

    There are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world. However, this makes the choice of varieties overwhelming and reduces American’s to just choosing to eat 25 billion hamburgers.

    It takes 540 peanuts to make one 12oz jar of Jif peanut butter. However peanut butter doesn’t go as well with beer as a packet of dry roasted peanuts.

    Legend has it that the Ethiopian Shepherds first noticed the effects of caffeine when they saw their goats becoming frisky and “dancing” after eating the berries. The Scots have a similar excuse about sheep drinking whiskey…..

    “Cool as a cucumber” isn’t just a catchy phrase. The inner temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air which just goes to show, even AIR cant stand the taste of a cucumber.

    There are 440 Cranberries in a pound, 4,400 cranberries in a gallon of juice and 440,000 cranberries in a 100 lb barrel. Which means for every 100lbs barrel of Cranberry juice, you will need 75lbs of Vodka….

    Pine cones are actually the flowers of pine trees however this doesn’t work as an excuse if you give your partner a pine cone for their anniversery.

    The caruncle is the brightly colored growths on the throat region of a turkey. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship. Most girlfriends also turn bright red when upset or during courtiship when you give them pine cones.

    Eggs for consumption are not fertilized and will not hatch into chicks. Egg farmers don’t even have roosters. They do however have giant 40 Chickens in Barns which are being fed Evil Corn. These chickens will one day inherit the earth!

    here are approximately two dozen varieties of California Cling Peach varieties which are used primarily for two major products: canned peaches and fruit cocktail; other products include frozen peaches, baby food and fruit concentrate. The name “Fruit Cocktail” is very misleading as it does not actually contain alcohol and therefore makes a pretty crappy cocktail!

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