9 Florida Ag Facts

The Sunshine State is responsible for 70% of the citrus produced in the United States, which includes oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, and more. In fact in 2017, Florida produced over 400,000 acres of citrus. Did you know the states produces a wide range of commodities? About 300 commodities are produced in the state, which is […]

15 Mushroom Facts

Mushrooms are neither a fruit nor vegetable. They are in a category all their own, fungi! Did you know these fungi are one of the most sustainable foods on the planet? Check out 15 more mushroom facts: The largest producer of mushrooms is China, which produces about half of the world’s farmed fungi. Mushrooms are […]

Blackberry Ag Facts

Blackberries are a delicious treat and have many health benefits. As you treat yourself to a blackberry, check out these facts. Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag Facts. Written by Abigail Tomalewski, Marketing Assistant

Valentine’s Day is the Biggest Holiday for the Floriculture Industry

Floriculture is an international, multi-billion-dollar industry, and this Valentine’s Day there is a good chance you’re going to be supporting the industry. Floriculture includes production of cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding and garden plants, cut cultivated greens, and floriculture materials. Annually, about 34% of consumers purchase fresh flowers and 20% buy houseplants. […]

13 Soybean Ag Facts

There is one crop that impacts our lives daily. Do you know which crop it is? The soybean! Soybeans are used in nearly everything – food, cleaning products, hair care products, and much more. This bean impacts so much of our lives. As you sip on some soy milk, check out these facts about the […]

Footballs Were Never Made of Pig Skin

Are you a fan of “throwing around the old pig skin,” as they say? Did you know footballs were actually never made of pig skin? Long before American Football was invented and the NFL was created, the balls were inflated pig bladders. It’s true! I don’t know about you, but I would not want to […]

About 22.8 Million People are Employed in Agriculture

Agriculture is an important and vast industry. There are millions of jobs that rely on the industry, not to mention our food, clothing and shelter. There are many industries within agriculture, including aquaculture, forestry, dairy, manufacturing, and much more. Check out these 15 facts about jobs in agriculture. About 22.8 million people are employed in […]

Iowa Ag Facts

Iowa has more than 11,000 different types of soils – which makes it great for agriculture! A majority of the land is used for agricultural purposes like growing crops or raising livestock. Check out these Iowa Ag Facts to learn more! Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag […]

Tree Farming Facts

Tree Farming began when private forests were being cut down and no one was planting trees to replace them. Check out 15 Forestry facts: The phrase “Tree Farming” started in the 1940’s. The first tree farm in the United States started in Washington State in 1941. Not all tree farms contain Christmas Trees. Tree farms […]

Refreshing Raspberry Facts

As the holiday season marches on, sweet treat can be found anywhere and everywhere. But don’t forget the original sweet treat – fruit! Often known as nature’s candy, fruit is a delicious and satisfying treat. This is especially true of the raspberry. Whether in a recipe or by itself, raspberries can be enjoyed year-round. As […]

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