#### Food and Farm Facts

Farm Bureau has ________ member families.

6.1 Million

In 2008 farmers produced ____ percent more food with a 2 percent fewer inputs (Labor, Seeds, Feed, Fertilizer, ect.) compared with 1950

262

Careful stewardship has spurred a nearly _____ percent decline in erosion of cropland by wind and water since

50

Farmland used for crops has declined by ____ million acres or 15 percent since 1982.

70

Total crop yield has increased more than ____ percent since 1950.

360

It takes _____ percent less feed for a dairy cow to produce 100 pounds of milk than it did 30 years ago.

40

Farm and Ranch families comprise just ____ percent of the US Population

2

_____ percent of US disposable income is spent on food each year, while other countries spend more.

10

Of the 10% of disposable income that is spent on food _____ percent is spend on food eaten at home and 49% is eaten away from home.

51

The average per capita food expenditures equal $_____ in the US 4,229 Direct to Consumer sales of par products total$____ billion per year (1.5 percent of total agricultural sales).

4.8

Today each farmer produces food and fiber for ____ people in the US and abroad

154

The global population is expected to increase by 2.3 billion by 2050 which means the world's farmers will have to grow by about _____ percent

70

By 1935 the number of farms the US peaked at 6.8 million. By 1940 there were 6.3 million farmer. Today there are _____ million farms dotting America's rural landscape

2.2

Total US Crop yield (Tons per acre) has increased more than _____ percent since 1950.

360

How many pounds does the commodity of grains produce?

775.8 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Hay and Silage produce?

474.9 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Oilseeds produce?

204.9 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Dairy Products produce?

186.6 Billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Horticulture produce?

107.5 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Cotton, Tobacco, Sugarbeets, and sugarcane produce?

144.7 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Poultry produce?

57.1 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, coffee, hops, peppermint oil, spearmint oil and taro produce?

49.4 Billion

How many pounds does the commodity of Beef and Veal produce?

26.1 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of pork produce?

23.3 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of eggs produce?

11.6 billion

How many pounds does the commodity of dry beans, peas and lentils produce?

4.9 billion

What is the total annual production of what farmers and ranchers grow?

2.1 Trillion Pounds

There are ______ US Farm operators.

3,337,450

The average age of the US Farmer is

57

The number of women farmers has increased by 29% to _____

306,209

The number of American Indian Farmers has increased by 88 percent to ____

79703

There were _____ farmers markets in 2012

7800

Farming accounts for less than ___ percent of the US gross domestic product

1

What percent of farms are family corporations?

97

What percent of US Ag products sold are produced on family farms?

85

What is the US #1 export?

Soybeans

What is the US #1 Import

Coffee and Cocoa

Ag Programs equal ____ percent of the USDA Budget

16

President Lincoln Established USDA in _____

1862

Farmers and Ranchers only receive ____ cents per dollar spent

16

What percent of America's forests are owned by private corporations?

18

What percent of America's forests are owned by private non-corporate?

38

What percent of America's forests are owned by federal, state, and local governments?

44

A typical cow weighs 1500 pounds and produces ____ pounds of milk per day.

71

Americans consume more than ____ billion pizzas annually.

3

One acre of land can produce how many pounds of cotton?

821

One acre of land can produce how many pounds of Wheat?

2,784 pounds or 46.4 bushels

One acre of land can produce how many pounds of strawberries?

50,000 pounds

A bale of cotton weighs ____ pounds

480

Wind energy generating capacity in the US is over ____ megawatts.

60,000

Precision agriculture technologies are used by more than ____ percent of US farmers and rancers

50