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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: What’s in fertilizer?
A: Fertilizer contains nutrients that help keep soil healthy. Three main plant nutrients in fertilizer are nitrogen, phosphorus and...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 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: 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 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: 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 pig farmers are there in Kansas?
A: There are about 1,000 hog farms in Kansas and over 90% of them are family owned.See full Q&A
Q: What is sorghum used for?
A: In addition to food for people, sorghum can be used to feed livestock, or to make materials used in fencing, floral...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: 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: What’s the difference between pork loin and tenderloin?
A: Tenderloin weighs between ¾-1 pound. Loin weighs in between 8-10 pounds and is used to make other loin cuts, such as chops,...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