Agfact Day #25
All the elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soy-based hydraulic fluid.
Agfact provided by the American Farm Bureau Federation
On the average,the Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings is just under $5 a person.
A holiday meal for 10 only costs $49.48. American Farm Bureau estimated that the cost of the Thanksgiving dinner is up only 1/2 percent from last year. While the Turkey increased slightly in price, other items like whipping cream-milk-sweat potatoes-pumpkin pie mix-peas-fresh cranberries cost less then last year.
This Thanksgiving season take the time to reflect on the farm families that raise your food. Trust me your Thanksgiving meal did not just come from the grocery store. U.S. Farmers and Ranchers work hard every day battling Mother Nature to raise crops and livestock for your dinner table. Do you have question about farming? Just ask me, an American Farmer, and I would be happy to share information about farming.
About 2.2 million pounds of Certified Angus Beef® are sold daily, generating an estimated $4 billion in consumer sales annually. In 2012, 811 million pounds of Certified Angus Beef® brand products were sold at distinguished establishments around the world. Nearly 14,000 licensed retail and foodservice partners in the United States and 45 other countries offer the premium brand.
AgFact #10 comes straight from the North American International Livestock Show.
Wool is comparatively fire resistant. This natural fiber is hard to ignite and will self-extinguish. Historical, firefighters wore wool pants when fighting fires.
Ranches and farms raise sheep for meat and/or wool. Approximately, 90 percent of the world’s sheep produce wool. Sheep breeders shear their sheep. One sheep can produce 2 to 30 pounds of wool annually depending on the breed, genetics, nutrition, and shearing interval. The raw wool is sold to wool mill or to individuals that hand spinners.
In the United State, 29.3 million pounds of wool was harvested from 4.03 million head of sheep and lamb.
Why US Corn Growers break records ever year?
Plant breeders today have advanced tools to better predict which desirable characteristics will come from its two parents. They can identify seeds with potential and determine those characteristics before a single seed is ever planted in the ground. Add the advances gained through biotechnology and the potential from mapping the corn genome, and it’s safe to say today’s yields – unimagined only a generation ago – are just the beginning -2012 The Corn Fact Book