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Fun ag fact of the day: livestock contribute only 3.1% of total greenhouse gas emissions (transportation is 26%).

fun ag fact of the day: a chef’s hat has 100 “toques” or pleats for each of the many ways to prepare eggs.

Fun ag fact of the day: Dairy cows produce the most milk of any mammal in the world.

fun ag fact of the day: Pork has three times as much thiamin as any other food.

fun ag fact of the day: Whole grain means that the entire grain is still present, which includes the bran, germ and endosperm

fun ag fact of the day: There are over 82,000 sheep operations in the US, a majority of them family owned and operated.

fun ag fact of the day: Georgia produces almost half of the peanuts produced in the U.S. each year.

Fun ag fact of the day: Asparagus is a member of the Lily family and is related to onions, leeks, and garlic.

fun ag fact of the day: beef cattle is the single largest segment of American agriculture.

fun ag fact of the day: Farrow is the term used when a pig gives birth.

fun ag fact of the day: 97% Of The Cranberries In The World Come From The United States and Canada.

fun ag fact of the day: Indiana is ranked the #2 grower of popcorn in the U.S, producing 192.5 million lbs a year on 77,000 acres.

fun ag fact of the day:  farmers within a 60-mile radius of Fresno account for 100% of all raisins produced in the United States.

fun ag fact of the day: USDA says the nation’s cattle herd numbered 97.8 million as of July 1 is the lowest inventory since it began the count in 1973.

Fun ag fact of the day: A zucchini has more potassium than a banana.

fun ag fact of the day: Most eggs are laid between the hours of 7 and 11 a.m.

fun ag fact of the day: California grows about 70% of all the asparagus grown in the US. More than 50,000 tons of asparagus are grown here every year.

fun ag fact of the day: Americans eat about 30 pounds of lettuce every year. That’s about five times more than what we ate in the early 1900s.

Fun ag fact of the day: California produces 95% of the U.S. olive crop!

fun ag fact of the day: Brazil is the world’s largest producer of oranges with more than 37% of the world’s total! The United States is the second largest producer followed by China and the EU-27.

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