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Kansas Fact Sheet

  • There are 65,531 farms in Kansas. — C. Good
  • In 2009, cash receipts from Agriculture in Kansas exceeded $12 billion, while exports of Agricultural products that year valued at more than $4.7 billion — C. Good
  • Kansas ranked 3rd nationally with 6 million cattle on ranchers and in feedyards as of 1/1/10. That’s a little over twice the state’s human population of over 2.8 million. — Kansas Ag Statistics
  • Agriculture is the No.1 industry in Kansas. 90% of Kansas land is for Agricultural use. — Dana Pieper, Ashley Montgomery
  • Kansas ranks No.1 in the U.S. for sorghum grain produced and wheat flour milling. — Dana Pieper, J Splitter
  • Rooks County, Kansas has an average annual rainfall of 23.89 inches. — Dana Pieper
  • There are 1,500 hog farms in Kansas, which ranks No.10 in hog and pig inventory, producing about 2.7% of the nation’s total. In 2010 hogs from Kansas produced over 500,000,00 pounds of pork. — Jodi Termine
  • The average American farmer feeds 152 people plus 50 from exports. — Jess B.
  • 1 bushel of soybeans makes 300 gallons of diesel fuel.
  • Dairy foods contain 9 essential nutrients. What are those? — David and Addi Foster
  • More than 19% of U.S. beef originates from Kansas beef processing facilities. Kansas ranks No.3 in cattle and calves on farms and No.3 in cattle on feed. — Carrie Edmonds
  • Norton County Farm Bureau planted a small wheat plot at Eisenhower Elementary with the hopes of growing, harvesting, grinding into flour, and making bread for the purpose of educating youth on costs, decisions, and processes in producing safe food for the world. The activities have been named “The Little Red Hen Project” — Patsy Maddy
  • For every $100 of food purchased only $7 goes to the producers, $12 goes to the processors, and $81 goes to the marketers. — Jess B.
  • From an average beef carcass you can get 1,500 hamburgers. — John Sachse
  • There are 105 county Farm Bureaus in Kansas — Troy Shippy
  • It takes 2.2-2.6 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of beef. — Janet Phillips
  • No.1 in beef, wheat, and grain sorghum production
  • No.3 in sunflowers, No.4 in summer potatoes, No.6 in hay, No.7 in Corn for grain, No.9 in soybean production
  • There are 11 species of sunflower grown in Kansas
  • Only 4% of the corn crop goes into high fructose corn syrup
  • One in 5 Kansans work in agriculture related jobs
  • Kansas has 31 million acres of cropland, second only to Texas
  • 50% of Kansas acres are usually planted in wheat
  • Kansas ranks No.3 in land in farms
  • Cattle consume 72% of the corn, 16% of the soybeans, and 60% of the hay grown in Kansas
  • Cattle represent 61% of 2005 Kansas Agricultural cash receipts
  • There are 2 beef plants in Dodge City and 1 in Garden City that process over 9,000 cattle per day

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