15 Jackfruit Facts

Have you ever heard of the jackfruit? It’s in the family with fig trees, mulberry trees, and breadfruit. The fruit been described as having a flavor combination of a banana, mango, melon, and papaya. It sounds delicious! This low calorie, low fat fruit has a number of uses. The immature fruit can be used in […]

Virginia Ag Facts

Virginia entered statehood on June 25, 1788 and was the 10th state to enter the Union. The state just turned 232 years old. We couldn’t find a better way to celebrate than with some AgFacts. Written by Marketing Assistant Abigail Tomalewski Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag […]

Excellent Eggplant Facts

Did you know that summer is the growing season for eggplants? The plants need high temperatures to grow. They have a short growing season and can be harvested 60 days after planting. Eggplants can also be prepared in a variety of ways: grilled, baked, boiled, stuffed, and more. As you chew on this summer favorite, […]

Powerful Parsley Facts

Parsley is easily one of the most popular herbs in the world. The plant is used as a garnish for many dishes and is used in cooking as well. The plant adds an extra flavor to any dish, While the exact origin of parsley is unknown, it is believed to originate from Sardinia, a large island […]

Brussels Sprout Facts

Summer is here, and its growing season for many crops, including Brussels sprouts. These veggies can be eaten year-round and prepared in a variety of ways. The most popular ways to eat these veggies are steaming, frying, and even pickled. When prepared correctly, the veggie is crisp and has a sweet, nutty flavor. Brussels sprouts […]

Delightful Dairy Facts

World Milk Day is on June 1, and we’re celebrating early with the Enjoy Dairy Rally! This year marks the 20th anniversary of World Milk Day. Milk and other dairy products have a host of benefits from nutrition to the economy. Whether you enjoy ice cream, milk, cheese, or another yummy food, we wanted to […]

History of the Dairy Industry

Today the dairy industry provides more than just milk and dairy products, it also produces nearly 900,000 jobs in the United States. The industry in the United States has a rather short history compared to the overall history of agriculture, which has been around for more than 10,000 years. Early History of the Dairy Industry […]

Zany Zucchini Facts

Summer is on the horizon and that means many fruits and vegetable are in season. One yummy food to keep in mind is the zucchini, which can also be called a courgette. From bread to pizza, zucchinis can be prepared in a variety of ways. They also pack a nutritional punch. To learn more, check […]

Hawaii Ag Facts

While Hawaii is best known for its stunning views, the state also has a variety of agricultural products. The leading product is sugarcane followed by greenhouse, nursery, and cattle. Check out more of these sweet Hawaiian agriculture facts. Written by Abigail Tomalewski, Marketing Assistant Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly […]

85% of Rice Consumed in the U.S. is grown within the country

Rice, a cereal grain, is the mostly commonly consumed food around the world, especially in Asia where cultivation of the grain originated more than 5,000 years ago. It is grown on every continent, except Antarctica, and is the 3rd highest produced food worldwide, behind sugarcane and corn. There are two types of plants, Oryza sativa […]

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