Kansas is the top state for growing and storing wheat.

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

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

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

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A bushel of soybeans weighs 60 pounds and produces 11 pounds of oil and 48 pounds of soybean meal.

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One bushel of corn makes 2.8 gallons of ethanol.

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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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There are four main types of sorghum: grain, forage, biomass and sweet. Their most popular uses are: for food (grain sorghum), as livestock feed (forage sorghum), to produce bioenergy (biomass...

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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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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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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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Did you know the corn humans eat is different from the corn that cattle eat? Most of the corn people eat is sweet  corn. Cattle and other livestock eat field corn.

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

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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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Dairy farmers work with animal nutritionists to create recipes that meet the specific nutritional requirements of their cows. A cow’s diet is a combination of hay, grain, silage and proteins,...

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

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

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All the wheat grown in Kansas in a single year would fit in a train stretching from western Kansas to the Atlantic Ocean.

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