Q: How has wheat evolved?
A: Believe it or not, today’s wheat has the same genetic components as its ancient ancestors.See full Q&A
Q: What does 'GMO' mean?
A: “GMO” stands for genetically modified organism. Both traditional plant breeding and genetic engineering involve altering the...See full Q&A
Q: What percentage of America’s farms and ranches are family-owned?
A: A whopping 97 percent of American farms are owned by families.See full Q&A
Q: Is raising beef sustainable?
A: Beef production has gotten a bad rap, but it’s more sustainable than ever with a 10% improvement in water quality, 7% reduction...See full Q&A
Q: How many pounds of soybeans are in a bushel?
A: Sixty pounds! In Kansas, a farmer can produce an average 39 bushels an acre.See full Q&A
Q: Is flavored milk a good choice for kids?
A: Yes. Chocolate and other flavored milks contain the same nine essential nutrients as white milk, and they are a healthful...See full Q&A
Q: How much land is an acre?
A: An acre is a measure of area. It can be any shape as long as it equals 43,560 square feet. Engineers typically use 100,000 square...See full Q&A
Q: Do farmers use chemicals on their crops?
A: Yes, farmers use chemicals to control weeds and pests, but to make sure crops are free from the chemicals, they wait a specified...See full Q&A
Q: Why don’t I see sorghum at the store?
A: Many consumers are becoming more interested in ancient grains that are non-GMO, gluten-free, healthy,and environmentally friendly...See full Q&A
Q: How many seeds are in a sorghum plant?
A: A single head of sorghum can have 750-1,250 seeds.See full Q&A
Q: How many pig farmers are there in Kansas?
A: There are about 1,000 hog farms in Kansas and over 90% of them are family owned.See full Q&A
Q: Does wheat come from genetically engineered seed?
A: There is no genetically-modified wheat commercially available in the world’s food supply.See full Q&A
Q: Where does vegetable oil come from?
A: Soybeans! Check the label — there’s a good chance the vegetable oil you get at the grocery is 100 percent soybean oil. A soybean...See full Q&A
Q: How much pesticide is used on crops?
A: On one acre (about the size of a football field), the amount of pesticide used is about the same as your morning cup of coffee.See full Q&A
Q: Is it safe to eat beef from cattle treated with antibiotics?
A: Yes. When an animal gets sick, farmers, ranchers and veterinarians carefully evaluate the administration of antibiotics and use...See full Q&A
Q: Are there antibiotics in the milk I buy?
A: No. Dairy producers ensure traces of antibiotics don’t enter our food supply. All farm milk is tested multiple times before it...See full Q&A
Q: How do I cook sorghum?
A: You can fix sorghum like rice or quinoa. But since it comes in a lot of forms—whole and pearled grain, flour, syrup, bran, flake—...See full Q&A
Q: How does Greek yogurt compare to traditional yogurt?
A: Greek yogurt is strained to remove much of the liquid whey, lactose and sugar, making it thicker than regular yogurt. It can also...See full Q&A
Q: What is PQA Plus?
A: PQA Plus is a farmer-driven, educational program that implements and teaches best management practices in raising and caring for...See full Q&A
Q: Are cattle fed unnatural corn diets in a feedyard?
A: Feedyard cattle do not eat diets made up entirely of corn. They start by eating a lot of hay and fiber, then move to a higher...See full Q&A
Q: Is sorghum healthy?
A: Sorghum is high in fiber and potassium and low in sodium, which is great for digestion and blood pressure. It’s also rich in...See full Q&A
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