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
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: 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 many seeds are in a sorghum plant?
A: A single head of sorghum can have 750-1,250 seeds.See full Q&A
Q: What is field corn used for?
A: Field corn is used to feed cattle and to make biofuels like ethanol. It can also be used in plastics, fabrics and batteries.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 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: If I’m lactose intolerant, do I have to give up dairy?
A: No. There are a variety of ways to enjoy milk, cheese and yogurt, and get the nutrients – like protein and calcium – that...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: 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: Are cattle used for purposes other than food?
A: Yes! Cattle can also be used to make shoes, basketballs, gum, marshmallows, soap, medicines, glue and more!See full Q&A
Q: What are soybeans used for?
A: Soybeans can be used to feed cattle, make cooking oil and tofu, produce ink, candles, cosmetics and more.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: 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
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