Soybean oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

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Kansas is the top state for growing and storing wheat.

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Beef from cows and steers are used in two different ways. . Cow meat is used primarily as ground beef for hamburgers and the majority of steer meat is used as steaks.

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Kansas grows winter wheat that is planted and sprouts in the fall, becomes dormant in the winter, grows again in the spring and is harvested in early summer.

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Sows give birth (called farrowing) to an average of eight to twelve piglets at a time and will raise six to eight litters of piglets in their lifetime.

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Corn is produced on every continent of the world with the exception of Antarctica. 

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2016 was a record year for Kansas corn. We produced 699 million bushels, topping the previous record set in 2009 by 17 percent!

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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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Grains can be categorized into food grains (for people) and feed grains (for cattle). Cattle eat feed grains like field corn and grain sorghum. An average of 4 ½ pounds of grain is used to produce a...

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

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Enriched white bread and other enriched grain products are a good source of iron and B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folic acid), as well as complex carbohydrates.

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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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It takes five to six months for a pig to reach market weight (about 265 pounds). One market hog provides about 160 pounds of pork for the grocery store’s meat case.

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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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Did you know that in Kansas cows outnumber people 2-to1?

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

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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.

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There are 7 different breeds of dairy cattle. Farmers choose their breeds based on milk production, size and even personality.

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Within an hour of birth calves are up and ready to nurse. A baby calf will drink a gallon of milk a day.

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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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