Did You Know?


Find fun food facts and current agriculture statistics, and discover what farmers do and the agriculture issues they face every day.

Milk and Dairy Fun Facts

Did you know that adding a pinch of salt to your quart or gallon of milk makes it stay fresh longer? Learn more about other dairy fun facts.

Cost of Thanksgiving 2014

The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner rose slightly in 2014 compared to 2013.

growing asparagus

If you’re growing asparagus in your garden, you’ll have to wait three years for your first crop. But once planted, you can expect 20 or 30 years of asparagus production.

Farm Facts about Eggs

Crack open some facts about the delicious egg.


Crack open these facts about walnuts.

Dairy Myths

Get the true facts on common dairy myths.

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Nutrition Label Terms

Learn more about confusing food label definitions of common terms such as lite, low and lean.

Late Harvest Tomato Sauce

Discover how to eat seasonally within a season.

Farm Facts: Catfish

Did you know that catfish are a delicious source of lean protein that is low in saturated fat and packed with omega-3 fatty acids? Learn more facts and statistics about this fantastic fish.

shelf life of food infographic

Is that yogurt past its expiration date? Don’t pitch it just yet. See recommended storage times for common grocery items.

Mel Maxwell feeds beef cattle in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Is grass-fed beef, which is often more expensive than its grain-fed counterpart, worth the extra few bucks? Is it really more healthy or humane?

Sauteed Kale and Garlic

Celebrate April National Garlic Month and National Garlic Day on April 19 with interesting facts and recipes featuring the ingredient.