11 Truths About Agriculture

  • The Breadbasket of the World

    The Breadbasket of the World
    Kansas produces enough wheat each year to bake 36 billion loaves of bread. That’s enough to feed everyone in the world (more than 6 billion people) for about two weeks.

    Source: National Association of Wheat Growers

  • A Guaranteed Snow Day

    A Guaranteed Snow Day
    If you were 6 feet tall and stood outside for 24 hours in Silver Lake, Colorado, on April 14, 1921, you would have been buried in snow. That spot holds the record for the most snow: 6.3 feet in a single day.

    Source: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration

  • Investment in Precision Ag

    In the past 5 years: How much have you invested in new or used precision farming tools?

    Source: Meredith Agrimedia Precision in Ag July 2014 survey results

  • Wise Words

    Wise Words
    What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people, dirt is just dirt. To a farmer, it’s potential.
    – Doe Zantamata

  • Global Ag Output

    Global Ag Output
    From 1961 to 2009, there was a threefold improvement in global ag output. Only 60% of that can be attributed to the use of more land, labor, capital, or materials. The rest came from more efficient use of resources through better management and technology.

    Source: IEEE Spectrum

  • Dutch Tip

    Dutch Tip
    Farmers who sell ahead one year but not the next, usually make the wrong choice two years in a row.

    Source: Al Kluis Farmer’s Almanac

  • In the Future

    In the future: Do you think you will spend more, less, or about the same amount of money on precision farming tools?

    Source: Meredith Agrimedia Precision in Ag July 2014 survey results

  • Tech Developments

    59% of Americans think tech developments will make people’s lives mostly better.

    Source: Pew Research Center

  • Raw Products

    For every $1 spent on food, farmers receive less than 12¢ for the raw products.

    Source: Farm Policy Facts

  • ROI Tech Tools

    What are your return on investment expectations from precision ag tools?

    Source: Meredith Agrimedia Precision in Ag July 2014 survey results

  • Small Farms

    #AgFact: 50% of the world’s #food items are produced by small #farms using mostly family labor.
    – @Bayer4Crops

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