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Fun Ag Facts XII

fun ag fact of the day: A hamburger smothered in red or green chile is called a slopper.

fun ag fact of the day: chickens can run up to 9 miles per hour.

fun ag fact of the day: Michigan and New Jersey produce 66% of all the blueberries in the United States, followed by North Carolina, Oregon and Washington.

Fun ag fact of the day: The stinger is not left behind when a honeybee stings another insect.

fun ag fact of the day: Heart valves from hogs are used to replace damaged or diseased human heart valves.

Fun ag fact of the day: America exported $124,021,998.00 worth of dairy cow semen in 2011

Fun ag fact of the day:  On average, we each consume 584 lb. of dairy products a year.

fun ag fact of the day: A crab’s teeth are in its stomach.

fun ag fact of the day: Pigs have a great sense of smell. Their powerful but sensitive snout is a highly developed sense organ. Pigs also have a great field of vision, because their eyes are on the sides of their heads.

fun ag fact of the day: Florida is the largest producer of watermelons in the United States followed by Georgia and California.

fun ag fact of the day: Russia is the largest producer of raspberries in the world followed by Poland and Serbia.

fun ag fact of the day: A row of corn always has an even number.

fun ag fact of the day: A cow’s gestation period is approximately 283. 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: Each bottle of wine contains about 2.8 pounds of grapes.

fun ag fact of the day: Sugar cane is the most produced commodity in India, Brazil, Pakistan, Mexico, Philippines, Egypt, Thailand, South Africa, Colombia, Kenya & Peru.

The states that produce the most sweet cherries are Washington, California, Oregon and Michigan. The main producer of tart cherries is Michigan accounting for 90% of the production.

fun ag fact of the day: The females of all mammal species can by definition produce milk. Aside from cattle, many kinds of livestock provide milk used by humans for dairy products. These animals include buffalo, goat, sheep, camel, donkey, horse, reindeer, yak, and dolphin. The first four respectively produced about 11%, 2%, 1.4% and 0.2% of all milk worldwide in 2011. In Russia and Sweden, small moose dairies also exist.

fun ag fact of the day: Somalia is the largest producer of camel milk in the world followed by Mali and Ethiopia.

fun ag fact of the day: Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year.

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Brian Scott: I Occupy Our Food Suppy Everyday

This is hands down one of my favorite blog posts done on the topic of GMO’s and Farmers. There is so much information that is given to us as “fact” by people that have never bought seed or farmed commercially. I love that Brian is so trasparent and so willing to share his thoughts with us! Thank you Brian!

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