In 2016 Kansas farmers will harvest 264 million bushels of grain sorghum off 2.9 million acres. That’s a 91 bushel average, up 3 bushels per acre from last year.See full fact
The largest market for field corn is to provide feed for animals like cattle, pigs, chicken, and even catfish.See full fact
The average Kansas dairy cow produces about 7 gallons of milk each day. That’s more than 2,544 gallons of milk over the course of a typical year.See full fact
Fresh cuts of pork, like roasts, chops and tenderloin, can be kept well-wrapped in the freezer up to six months. Well-wrapped ground pork can be kept for about three months in the freezer.See full tip
To freeze sweet corn, you need to cook it first. To keep from over-cooking it, cool it quickly in cold tap water, then ice water. Strain excess water, then bag, seal and freeze.See full tip
Milk costs about 25 cents per 8-ounce serving. Dollar for dollar, dairy is one of the most affordable protein and nutrition sources available.See full tip
Q: How many seeds are in a sorghum plant?
A: A single head of sorghum can have 750-1,250 seeds.See full Q&A
Q: How many pounds of soybeans are in a bushel?
A: Sixty pounds! In Kansas, a farmer can produce an average 39 bushels an acre.See full Q&A
Q: Can family farms be owned by corporations?
A: Not exactly. Some families might incorporate their farms for tax purposes, but for the most part these farms are multi-...See full Q&A