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

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Within an hour of birth calves are up and ready to nurse. A baby calf will drink a gallon of milk a day.

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Milk is one of the best sources of calcium. Our bodies absorb 28 percent of the calcium found in milk, but as little as 5 percent of the calcium found in other foods like spinach.

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Cattle are great recyclers. They convert natural resources that would otherwise be wasted into beef, an edible protein containing 10 essential nutrients such as zinc, iron and B vitamins.  

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Energy experts estimate global ethanol production and use reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 110 million metric tons per year. That’s equivalent to taking more than 20 million vehicles off the road.

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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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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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Kansas is known for its sunflowers. They provide food for insects, birds and cattle, and make great cooking oil, biofuel and a delicious snack for people!

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One bushel of corn makes 2.8 gallons of ethanol.

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Cotton bolls, which are the puffs of white produced by cotton plants, are technically fruit.

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

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One acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons!

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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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Did you know corn tortillas can differ in color based on the type of corn used? Some are white and others are yellow.

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One cowhide can produce enough leather to make 20 footballs, 18 soccer balls, 18 volleyballs or 12 basketballs.

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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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Kansas is the top state for growing and storing wheat.

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From farm to processor to distribution and retail, dairy creates jobs that support the economic well-being of Kansans. The dairy industry contributes $592 million annually to the Kansas economy and...

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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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There are more than 300 licensed dairy herds in Kansas with about 143,000 cows total. In 2015 cows produced about 365 million gallons of milk, making Kansas the 16th largest milk producing state.

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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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