Fun Facts

One bushel of corn makes 2.8 gallons of ethanol.

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Wheat flour is a good source of complex carbohydrates and contains protein. Plus, it’s low in fat and sodium.

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Did you know that one acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons?

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To enjoy safe and savory ground beef, remember to use a thermometer as color won’t always indicate doneness. Cook ground beef to a minimum of 160F.

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Keep a little pink in your pork! Cook it to 145 degrees and then let it rest for 3 minutes. (That’s the USDA recommendation!)

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To steam veggies on the grill, make a foil packet with double layers of foil. Then add vegetables, seasoning and water. Fold and seal the packet and cook over indirect heat.

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Q: Is raising beef sustainable?

A: Beef production has gotten a bad rap, but it’s more sustainable than ever with a 10% improvement in water quality, 7% reduction...

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Q: How do I cook sorghum?

A: You can fix sorghum like rice or quinoa. But since it comes in a lot of forms—whole and pearled grain, flour, syrup, bran, flake—...

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Q: How has wheat evolved?

A: Believe it or not, today’s wheat has the same genetic components as its ancient ancestors.

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