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: How does cotton get from the farm to the factory?
A: Cotton is harvested, then ginned to clean it and remove debris. Once it’s ginned, cotton is graded on quality before being sold...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 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: 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 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 causes wheat sensitivity?
A: There is a specific gene that causes people to develop celiac disease.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: Does beef belong in a healthy diet?
A: Absolutely! A 3-oz serving of lean beef contributes less than 10 percent of calories in a 2,000-calorie diet, yet it supplies...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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 dairy good for you?
A: Dairy products have calcium to keep our bones strong. It also provides many other essential nutrients, helps control diabetes and...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