About a third of a steer is used for beef production. The rest of the animal is used to make by-products found in medicines, cosmetics, detergents, insulation, and much more!

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Drink local with milk! It takes about 48 hours for milk to travel from dairy farms to the grocery store.

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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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Compared with 50 years ago, pig farmers are using 41% less water to produce a pound of pork, with a 35% smaller carbon footprint.

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Pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.

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About one-third of the milk produced in the U.S. is used for making cheese.

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Kansas is known for its sunflowers. They provide food for insects, birds and cattle, and make great cooking oil, biofuel and a delicious snack for people!

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In Kansas alone, pig farmers raised over 3.2 million pigs in 2015, producing over 600 million pounds of pork!

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In 2015 Kansas had 6.3 million cattle on ranches and in feedyards (third highest in the nation). That's a little over twice the state's human population of more than 2.9 million!

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Did you know that Americans consume about 132 pounds of wheat flour per person each year?

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About two-thirds of the Kansas corn crop is used in-state as livestock feed or in food production.

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Grain sorghum is one of the oldest known grains. Its origins can be traced back to ancient Africa and India.

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One cowhide can produce enough leather to make 20 footballs, 18 soccer balls, 18 volleyballs or 12 basketballs.

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One bushel of corn makes 2.8 gallons of ethanol.

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Mexico and Japan are our top international corn buyers. They buy 50 percent of U.S. corn exports.

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About two-thirds of the Kansas corn crop is used in-state as livestock feed or in food production. 

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There are more than 29 cuts of beef that meet government guidelines for lean, including tenderloin, T-bone steak and extra lean ground beef.

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In pre-refrigeration days, hogs were harvested in the fall and cured for six to seven months, just in time for Easter dinner. That’s how ham came to be the traditional Easter favorite.

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Did you know cotton is becoming a big crop in Kansas? Last year, farmers here produced over 164 million pounds of cotton! 

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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.

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From farm to processor to distribution and retail, dairy creates jobs that support the economic well-being of Kansans. The dairy industry contributes $592 million annually to the Kansas economy and...

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