Gluten is what helps bread expand while the dough rises, and hold its shape while baking and after it cools. It’s also what makes bread chewy.

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

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One acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons!

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

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Milk is one of the best sources of calcium. Our bodies absorb 28 percent of the calcium found in milk, but as little as 5 percent of the calcium found in other foods like spinach.

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Pig farmers have reduced greenhouse gas emissions on pig farms by 35% per pound of pork by changing how crops are raised, how pigs are fed, and how nutrients are recycled.

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Did you know that in Kansas cows outnumber people 2-to1? There are almost 3 million people and more than 6 million cattle!

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One Kansas farmer raises enough food to feed about 155 people!

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

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Farmers in Kansas grow more than 650 million bushels of corn 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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About one-third of the milk produced in the U.S. is used for making cheese.

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Kansas is the top state for growing and storing wheat.

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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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One 60-pound bushel of wheat provides about 42 pounds of white flour, enough for about 70, one-pound loaves of white bread.

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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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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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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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Did you know Kansas has more than 2 million pigs?

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