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

Gazpacho Recipe

Think you need to marinade meat to make it tender? Ever wonder why you have to bake with room-temperature eggs? A recent article addresses these common food myths and more.

 
Pear Farm Facts

Did you know that every U.S. pear is picked by hand? Learn more interesting facts about the sweet fall fruit.

 
Lesser Known Steak Cuts are Best for Saving Money

To save money on high-priced steaks this summer, try lesser-know, less-expensive cuts that are equally delicious on the grill.

 
Apple Facts

Here are 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the quintessential American fruit. How do you like them apples?

 
Study Finds Tomatoes' Color May Diminish Flavor

In a recent New York Times article, researchers discovered that a gene mutation that makes tomatoes uniformly bright red may also deactivate genes that contribute to taste.

 
Farm Facts about Eggs

Did you know that you can tell whether an egg is fresh or stale by dropping it in water? May is National Egg Month, and we’re celebrating with some fun farm facts about eggs.

 
Facts about garlic

Did you know garlic is both a vegetable and an herb? April is National Garlic Month (Garlic Day is April 19). Celebrate with a few garlic fun facts.

 
The U.S. agriculture industry employs 17 percent of the country's workforce.

Agriculture is one of the United States’ most important industries, employing 17 percent of the country’s total work force. Here are fun facts and statistics about U.S. agriculture.

 
Today the average farmer feeds 155 people.

To keep up with projected population growth, more food will have to be produced in the next 50 years as the past 10,000 years combined. Find out more about the efforts of today’s United States farmers.

 
United States agriculture cotton

Find out how many shirts, $100 bills and other items that one bale of cotton can produce, along with other cotton fun facts and stats.

 
United States agriculture soybeans

U.S. farmers in more than 30 states grow soybeans, making soybeans the country’s top value crop export. Find out more soybean facts and stats.

 
Horseradish Roots in Illinois

Horseradish is a member of a venerable botanical family, Brassicaceae, which includes broccoli, cabbage, mustard and wasabi. Read on for more horseradish fun facts.