Fast Facts about Farming

  • Weather Proverb

    Weather Proverb
    The frost is out of the ground when you hear the first frogs in spring.

    Source: George D. Freier, Weather Proverbs

  • Pork Production

    In the past 50 years, there has been a 35% decrease in carbon footprint, a 41% reduction in water usage, and a 78% drop in land needed to produce a pound of pork.

    Source: National Pork Board

  • Dutch Tip

    Dutch Tip
    Sell some grain in March. It brings in cash and keeps the remaining inventory in better condition.

    Source: Al Kluis Farmer’s Almanac

  • Texas Ranches

    Texas leads the nation in number of farms and ranches, with 248,000 farms covering 130.2 million acres. That’s the equivalent size of Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota combined.

    Source: Texas Department of Agriculture

  • Who screams for ice cream?

    Who screams for ice cream?
    90% of Americans do – at least once a year. 9% of all milk produced in the
    U.S. is used for this tasty treat.

    Source: FFA New Horizons

  • Hydroponic Crops

    Some hydroponic crops use 90% less water than the same crops in traditional soil farming.

    Source: Hydroponic Micro Farms

  • Wise Words

    Wise Words
    “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.”
    – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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