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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One acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons!

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

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

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

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Did you know Kansas has an official state soil? It's called Harney silt loam and it covers about 4 million acres of land in our state. 

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

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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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The majority of oil used for cooking in our country is U.S.-grown 100% soybean oil!

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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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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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Fertilizer contains a lot of helpful nutrients, thanks to Mother Nature! Potash, which is salt from ancient evaporated oceans, is used in fertilizer to feed our soil.

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Looking for a gluten-free grain? Try sorghum! It's gluten-free and packed with protein, iron, vitamin B-6, niacin, magnesium and phosphorus.  

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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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In 2018, farmers in Kansas planted 165,000 acres of cotton, which produced about 335,000 bales!

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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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Pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.

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