9 Agriculture Facts about Indiana

Indiana, also known as the Hoosier State, is the 10th largest farming state in the United States. In 2017, farmers planted 936,000 acres of cover crops which is the third highest in the nation. Indiana agriculture isn’t only corn and soybean fields, the state is ranked nationally in swine, poultry, and fruits and vegetable production. If […]

15 Facts about Cashews

The cashew is a boxing glove shape nut that grows at the end of the cashew apple. Unlike other nuts, cashews don’t grow within the fruit, it grows on the outside and hangs from the bottom of the apple. The cashew apple is a fruit from the cashew tree which is native to northeastern Brazil. […]

11 Fun Facts About Pears

Pears are a refreshing summertime fruit but can often be overlooked. With summer right around the corner, what better time to learn about this refreshing fruit? Here are some pear facts to satisfy your hunger. While pears were first found in China, they are native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Today, the fruit is […]

20 Cucumber Facts

Whether you’re eating it as a pickle, on top of a salad, or just on its own, cucumbers are always a crowd favorite. Cucumbers are 96% water; however, still are a great source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Here are 20 more agriculture fun facts you […]

15 Ag Facts about Bell Peppers

The bell pepper comes in a rainbow of colors and variety of shapes and sizes. The most common colors are green, red, orange, and yellow. The ripeness determines the flavor and color of each pepper. For example, red bell peppers are simply mature green bell peppers. The average consumption of the fresh bell pepper in […]

6 Facts about Blueberries

Did you ever wonder why blueberries are available year-round? That’s because they’re grown all over the world! Learn even more about blueberries by check out these facts. Find out more information about blueberries here and here. Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag Facts.

6 Interesting Ag Facts about New York

When you think of New York, also known as the Empire State, you might not think about it being a big contributor to Agriculture. However, agriculture is a very important industry in New York with an annual economic impact of over $42 billion. There are over 25,000 farms that cover about 23% of the state’s […]

14 Ohio Agriculture Facts

Ohio’s 3,400 beekeepers have 29,900 bee colonies. With 2,200 dairy farms, Ohio leads the U.S. in Swiss cheese production, producing nearly half of the country’s Swiss cheese. Overall, the agricultural industry contributes $93 billion to the state’s economic growth. Check out more fun agriculture facts about Ohio below.  Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us […]

15 Cantaloupe Ag Facts

Did you know the melon we recognize as cantaloupe in the U.S. is called “reticulated muskmelon”? North American muskmelon has netted skin and a strong scent; however, the true cantaloupe has ribbed pale green skin and looks very different from the cantaloupe we all know. To not cause any confusion, we will refer to the […]

15 Coconut Ag Facts

Ever wonder where coconuts and coconut products come from? Not many commercial coconuts are grown in the United States. Within the U.S. they can be grown in Hawaii, Florida, and some territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, most of these fruits come from Asia. Check out 15 […]