Q: Why is soil health important?
A: Healthy soil is full of nutrients that help plants grow. Without those important nutrients, farmers wouldn’t be able to raise our...See full Q&A
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: Do farming and ranching overlap?
A: Farming and ranching go hand-in-hand. Cattle, hogs and other livestock eat a lot of the crops grown here like field corn,...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: Why can you still see cotton in the field after harvest?
A: The white patches are cotton lint. Farmers don’t harvest bark from cotton plants and some of the lint stays behind as a result....See full Q&A
Q: What do pigs eat?
A: Most pigs eat a diet of corn, soybeans, vitamins and minerals. Much of the corn and soybeans fed on Kansas farms will be grown by...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: How many different GMO crops are there?
A: There are currently nine crops commercially available in the United States. They include alfalfa, canola, corn (field and sweet...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: Do dairy farmers use sustainable practices on their farms?
A: Producing a gallon of milk today requires 90 percent less cropland, 65 percent less water, and has a 63 percent lower carbon...See full Q&A
Q: How much does agriculture contribute to the Kansas economy?
A: Agriculture is the largest economic driver in Kansas, valued at more than $62 billion, accounting for 43 percent of the state's...See full Q&A
Q: Is sorghum healthy?
A: Sorghum is a grain that’s high in protein, fiber, iron and antioxidants. It’s also gluten free.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: Who is the number #1 consumer of soybean meal?
A: Animal agriculture! That includes poultry, pigs, dairy and beef cows, sheep and more! Soybean meal is an excellent source of...See full Q&A
Q: What do the different colors of sorghum mean?
A: Sorghum plants come in two main colors: purple and tan. Tan sorghum can be milled into a nice white flour for gluten-free food....See full Q&A
Q: Can family farms be owned by corporations?
A: Not exactly. Some families might incorporate their farms for tax purposes, but for the most part these farms are multi-...See full Q&A
Q: How many kernels does an ear of corn have?
A: The average ear of corn has approximately 400 to 600 kernels arranged in 16 rows. Rows per ear can range from 12 to 20. On...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 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: 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: 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
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