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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Did you know that in Kansas cows outnumber people 2-to1? There are almost 3 million people and more than 6 million cattle!

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It takes five to six months for a pig to reach market weight (about 265 pounds). One market hog provides about 160 pounds of pork for the grocery store’s meat case.

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Pork tenderloin is as lean as a skinless chicken breast.

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

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Mexico and Japan are our top international corn buyers. They buy 50 percent of U.S. corn exports.

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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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About a third of a steer is used for beef production. The rest of the animal is used to make by-products found in medicines, cosmetics, detergents, insulation, and much more!

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

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Gluten-free grains have no caloric advantage over grains containing gluten like wheat, barley and rye. All carbohydrates have four calories per gram. Gluten-free foods are often higher in fat and...

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A common ingredient in fertilizer is phosphate, which comes from ancient sea life. Phosphate is one of many natural ingredients used to keep soil — and plants! — healthy.

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The journey from the time a calf is conceived to the time beef is consumed takes 24-30 months and thousands of miles—from ranches, farms, feed yards and packing plants to grocery stores and...

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In 2015 Kansas had 6.3 million cattle on ranches and in feedyards (third highest in the nation). That's a little over twice the state's human population of more than 2.9 million!

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Kansas is the top state for growing and storing wheat.

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One Kansas farmer raises enough food to feed about 155 people!

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

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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 Kansas farmers grow about 330 million bushels of wheat each year? That’s enough to make 23 billion loaves of bread!

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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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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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