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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.

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.


Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds. Learn more pumpkin facts.


An estimated 88 percent of Americans surveyed still serve turkey for Thanksgiving. But do you know your turkey, really? Chew on this turkey trivia.

Quick and Easy Salt Pickles Recipe

The cucumbers in your garden are good for more than just delicious summer recipes. Here are 11 handy uses for the bountiful veggie.