10 Things You Need to Know On #NationalAgDay

March 21, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Every spring, producers. agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across the country join together in recognition—and appreciation—of agriculture in our country.

Did you know....?


1. Around 2 million farms dot America’s rural landscape.


2. One U.S. farm feeds 168 people annually in the U.S. and abroad.


3. Today’s farmers produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs, compared with 1950.


4. The U.S. produces about 40% of the world’s corn.


5. Researchers at NASA are testing a new jet fuel made from chicken fat.


6. U.S. farm programs typically cost each American just pennies per meal and account for less than one-half of 1 percent of the total U.S. budget.


7. Kansas produces enough wheat each year to bake 36 billion loaves of bread.


8. The global population is expected to increase to more than 9 billion by 2050.


9. One acre of soybeans can be used to make more than 82,000 crayons.


10. Elevators in the Statue of Liberty use a soybean-based hydraulic fluid.