10 Popcorn Facts

Popcorn has been around since the 18th century, but it didn’t become more wide spread until the 19th century. Americans tried many different methods to pop the corn. One method included throwing kernels in hot ashes, stirred, and sifted out the popped corn. Others tried cooking corn in kettles filled with fat or lard.  The most […]

6 Cotton Facts You Might Not Know

Cotton is more than just the fiber your clothes are made out of. It actually has many other uses as well. Check out these 6 facts you might not know about cotton.    Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag Facts.

About 400 Cacao Beans make 1 lb. of Chocolate

Check out these 21 facts about cacao trees and chocolate! It takes about 5 years for cacao trees to produce their first fruit, called cacao pods. The cacao tree grows to be about 30 feet tall bearing white flowers and colorful fruit. The pollination process of the flowers of the cacao tree is done by […]

The U.S. Has About 3,700 Acres of Chestnut Trees

While you’re roasting your chestnuts on the open fire this holiday read these fun facts about these nuts. The name chestnut comes from the English term “chesten nut” There are 9 different species native to regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The 4 main types are known as European, Chinese, Japanese, and American. Depending on the […]

A Cherry Tree has About 7,000 Tart Cherries

There are two types of cherries grown in the United States, sweet and tart. Washington, California, Oregon produce about 90% of the nation’s sweet cherries, while Michigan is the largest producer of the tart varieties, producing nearly 74%. The other remaining tart cherries come from Utah, Washington, New York, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The U.S. is […]

20 Goat Facts

There are about 450 million goats in the world. China has over 170 million goats. Goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated. They were even brought over on the Mayflower. Early explorers used skins for water and wine bottles and in biblical times goat skins were used for parchment for writing. There […]

The average ear of corn has 800 kernels in 16 rows

Anything from creamed to casserole, nearly everyone will have some form of corn at their Thanksgiving meal. That a good reason to pay tribute to grain and National Maize Day on November 23rd. Check out the following 30 facts about corn: In most countries corn is called maize. Maize is a native Taino word meaning […]

Facts for Peanut Butter Lovers

November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month. Whether your a creamy or crunchy peanut butter fan, celebrate the month with a peanut butter sandwich and some peanut facts. Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag Facts.

A Pomegranate Can Have Between 200 and 1,400 Seeds

November is National Pomegranate Month, so here are 20 facts to help you celebrate this super fruit. The word pomegranate means “apple with many seeds.” The French word for pomegranate is “grenade,” which is where the name came from for the military grenade. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East. In the United States the […]

15 Squash Facts

Squash are some of the oldest crops. There is evidence that the vegetables were grown in Mexico over 10,000 years ago. They were most likely used as containers and utensils because of their hard outer layer. See more facts below. The U.S. imports more squash than any other country. On average, about 300,000 MT is […]