Fun Ag Facts VIII

fun ag fact of the day: Guinea pigs were originally domesticated for their meat in the Andes. Traditionally, the animal was reserved for ceremonial meals by indigenous people in the Andean highlands, but since the 1960s it has become more socially acceptable for consumption by all people.

fun ag fact of the day: Out of 20,000 species of bees, only 4 make honey.

fun ag fact of the day: The United States and Canada produce nearly 83% of the world’s total blueberries!

fun ag fact of the day: China and India produce over 52% of the world’s total rice.

fun ag fact of the day: It takes a chick 21 days to develop in the egg. It starts developing when the egg reaches a temperature of 88 degrees F.

fun ag fact of the day: Fresno, California is the top-producing county in America when it comes to agricultural products.

fun ag fact of the day: About 46% of the country is farmland—that’s an area more than ten times the size of California and greater than twice the size of Alaska.

fun ag fact of the day: Carrot Cake has been around since the Middle Ages. At that time, sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings.

fun ag fact of the day: One of the sweetest fruits is Date Palms or simply referred to as Dates. Palm trees are the oldest cultivated trees in recorded history. The date trees found in North Africa are said to have been grown since the past 8,000 years.

fun ag fact of the day: A ‘black baldy’ most times is a cross between an Angus and a Hereford.

fun ag fact of the day: Michigan ranks first in the nation in tart cherry production with over 74% of the nation’s total.

fun ag fact of the day: One pound of wool can make 10 miles of yarn. There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.

fun ag fact of the day: A cow’s gestation period is approximately 283 days. This is the average number of days from the day a cow is bred to the time she has a calf.

fun ag fact of the day: A modern combine takes just nine seconds to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.

fun ag fact of the day: La Mancha goats have very small, almost nonexistent ears.

fun ag fact of the day: meat (beef) from intact bulls has a coarser texture, lower marbling and more variable tenderness.

fun ag fact of the day: 16.7 million farmers grew biotech crops in 2011. 90% were small resource-poor farmers in developing countries.

fun ag fact of the day: An acre of corn removes 8 tons of harmful greenhouse gas, more than your car produces annually.

fun ag fact of the day: artichokes are closely related to sunflowers.

fun ag fact of the day: Jelly is made from the juice of fruit while Jam is made from crushed fruit .

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