7 Farm Facts
“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
– Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World
When horses are restless and paw with their hoof, you’ll soon hear the patter of rain on your roof.
Source: George D. Freier, Weather Proverbs
In 2012, the U.S. agriculture industry used nearly 800 trillion Btu’s of energy. That’s about as much energy as the entire state of Utah consumed.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
Farmers are the only people who can tell the difference between 5½ and 6 mph.
The U.S. provides 25% of the world’s beef, but only has 10% of the world’s cattle.
Source: FFA New Horizons
Increasing middle class
The size of the global middle class is projected to increase from 1.8 billion people to 3.2 billion by 2020.The growing middle class will demand high-value processed food and items with increased protein content.
Source: USDA FAS
Soybeans were introduced to America in 1765 by Samuel Bowen, a sailor who brought them back from China.
Plus a weather proverb, inspiring quote, and humorous tweet.