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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.

Eggs Infographic

Egg facts infographic provides a look at global egg consumption habits along with tidbits about eggshell color and how to tell if your eggs are fresh.

 
Mint trivia and fun facts

In 2010 the United States produced a whopping 8.6 million pounds of the breath-fresheners. Here are some more fun facts about mint.

 
Maine Potatoes

The potato is the most important non-cereal crop for feeding the world, ranking behind corn, wheat and rice. Read on for other potato fun facts.

 
Popcorn

Learn about the different types of corn, including field corn, sweet corn and popcorn.

 
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Pumpkins range in size from less than a pound to over 1,000 pounds. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds. Learn more pumpkin facts.

 
turkey

An estimated 88 percent of Americans surveyed still serve turkey for Thanksgiving. But do you know your turkey, really? Chew on this turkey trivia.

 
Quick and Easy Salt Pickles Recipe

The cucumbers in your garden are good for more than just delicious summer recipes. Here are 11 handy uses for the bountiful veggie.

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Cheese Platter

Sure, June is National Dairy Month, but what would a dairy month be without cheese?

 
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Beef up on fun facts related to beef and cattle, the largest segment of U.S. agriculture.

 
Watermelon grows on vine

Harvested between July and Labor Day, the watermelon is the most consumed melon in the United States. Here are some fun facts about this juicy fruit.

 
Soybeans growing at the UT Experiment Station

Soybeans have grown in familiarity with the rise of edamame and vegetarian-friendly soy products, but here are a few interesting facts about soybeans you might not know.

 
How maple syrup is made

It’s sweet, sticky and delicious on warm pancakes or waffles, but there’s a lot more to maple syrup than meets the eye – or taste buds.