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There are about 60-80 pods on a mature soybean plant. Each pod contains three small soybeans.

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Did you know corn tortillas can differ in color based on the type of corn used? Some are white and others are yellow.

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Did you know there are 15,000 soybean farms in Kansas? In 2016, Kansas farmers harvested more than 4 million acres of soybeans.

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Rotate crops to help keep soil healthy. (Jim Sipes)

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Sifting flour is only necessary if a recipe calls for it. But you’ll always want to stir flour to "loosen" it before measuring.

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When grilling veggies and fruits, use a grill basket or skewers to keep them from falling through the grill grates. Stainless steel skewers won’t burn; soak bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes...

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Q: Are cattle fed unnatural corn diets in a feedyard?

A: Feedyard cattle do not eat diets made up entirely of corn. They start by eating a lot of hay and fiber, then move to a higher...

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Q: Do dairy farmers use sustainable practices on their farms?

A: Producing a gallon of milk today requires 90 percent less cropland, 65 percent less water, and has a 63 percent lower carbon...

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Q: What does 'GMO' mean?

A: “GMO” stands for genetically modified organism. Both traditional plant breeding and genetic engineering involve altering the...

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