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Find fun food facts and current agriculture statistics, and discover what farmers do and the agriculture issues they face every day.

Farm Facts about Eggs

Did you know that you can tell whether an egg is fresh or stale by dropping it in water? May is National Egg Month, and we’re celebrating with some fun farm facts about eggs.

Facts about garlic

Did you know garlic is both a vegetable and an herb? April is National Garlic Month (Garlic Day is April 19). Celebrate with a few garlic fun facts.

The U.S. agriculture industry employs 17 percent of the country's workforce.

Agriculture is one of the United States’ most important industries, employing 17 percent of the country’s total work force. Here are fun facts and statistics about U.S. agriculture.

Today the average farmer feeds 155 people.

To keep up with projected population growth, more food will have to be produced in the next 50 years as the past 10,000 years combined. Find out more about the efforts of today’s United States farmers.

United States agriculture cotton

Find out how many shirts, $100 bills and other items that one bale of cotton can produce, along with other cotton fun facts and stats.

United States agriculture soybeans

U.S. farmers in more than 30 states grow soybeans, making soybeans the country’s top value crop export. Find out more soybean facts and stats.

Horseradish Roots in Illinois

Horseradish is a member of a venerable botanical family, Brassicaceae, which includes broccoli, cabbage, mustard and wasabi. Read on for more horseradish fun facts.

National Ice Cream Month

Bread and pasta are the obvious ones, but here’s a list of some surprising foods that contain gluten and should be avoided for a gluten-free diet.

Eggs Infographic

Egg facts infographic provides a look at global egg consumption habits along with tidbits about eggshell color and how to tell if your eggs are fresh.

Mint trivia and fun facts

In 2010 the United States produced a whopping 8.6 million pounds of the breath-fresheners. Here are some more fun facts about mint.

Maine Potatoes

The potato is the most important non-cereal crop for feeding the world, ranking behind corn, wheat and rice. Read on for other potato fun facts.


Learn about the different types of corn, including field corn, sweet corn and popcorn.