7 Farm Facts

  • Wise Words

    Wise Words
    “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

    – Og Mandino, author of The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • Weather Proverb

    Weather Proverb
    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

  • Energy consumption

    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

  • Top Tweet

    Top Tweet
    Farmers are the only people who can tell the difference between 5½ and 6 mph.

    – @smorse_farm

  • Cattle production

    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 introduced

    Soybeans were introduced to America in 1765 by Samuel Bowen, a sailor who brought them back from China.

    Source: Monsanto

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