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  • 1. Farm Facts
  • 2. Farming is still a Family affair <ul><li>Today, 99% of U.S. farms are owned by individuals, family partnerships or corporations with fewer than ten stockholders. Only .4% of farms are owned by non-family corporations </li></ul>
  • 3. Farm Populations <ul><li>The farm population in the U.S. has declined from 22 million in 1880 to less than 5 million today </li></ul>
  • 4. Farm Populations <ul><li>The farm population in the U.S. has declined from 22 million in 1880 to less than 5 million today </li></ul><ul><li>The number of farms peaked at 6.8 million in 1935 and is down to 1.9 million farms today </li></ul>
  • 5. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Lettuce </li></ul>
  • 6. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Lettuce </li></ul><ul><li>24,000 pounds per acre, worth over $5900 </li></ul>
  • 7. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul>
  • 8. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul><ul><li>45,500 pounds per acre, worth over $21,000 </li></ul>
  • 9. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul>
  • 10. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>36,000 pounds per acre, worth over $4,400 </li></ul>
  • 11. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Apples </li></ul>
  • 12. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Apples </li></ul><ul><li>35,000 lbs per acre, worth over $17,400 </li></ul>
  • 13. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Sweet Corn </li></ul>
  • 14. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Sweet Corn </li></ul><ul><li>1,328 pounds per acre, worth $872 </li></ul>
  • 15. How farming has changed... <ul><li>In 1850, about 90 hours of labor were required to raise 100 bushels of corn. Yields were about 40 bushels per acre. </li></ul>
  • 16. How farming has changed... <ul><li>By 1900, the amount of labor to produce 100 bushels of corn was down to about 35 hours. The yield per acre had not changed. </li></ul>
  • 17. How farming has changed... <ul><li>By 1950 commercial fertilizers and tractors pushed yields to about 50 bushels per acre. About 14 hours of labor were required to produce 100 bushels of corn. </li></ul>
  • 18. How farming has changed... <ul><li>Today, only 2.5 hours of labor are needed to produce 100 bushels of corn. Yields are routinely over 200 bushels per acre. </li></ul>
  • 19. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 20. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 21. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 22. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 23. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 24. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  • 25. Farm Sales & Income
  • 26. Meat Animals $51 billion
  • 27. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion
  • 28. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion
  • 29. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion
  • 30. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion
  • 31. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 billion
  • 32. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 billion Cotton $5 billion
  • 33. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 billion Cotton $5 billion Tobacco $3 billion
  • 34. Top U.S. Farm Exports
  • 35. Top U.S. Farm Exports Wheat - $4.7 billion
  • 36. Top U.S. Farm Exports Tobacco – $1.3 billion
  • 37. Top U.S. Farm Exports Corn - $4.2 billion
  • 38. Top U.S. Farm Exports Hides & Skins - $1.3 billion
  • 39. Top U.S. Farm Exports Vegetables - #3.3 billion
  • 40. Top U.S. Farm Exports Soybeans - $4.6 billion
  • 41. Top U.S. Farm Exports Fruit & Nuts - $4.0 billion
  • 42. Top U.S. Farm Exports Meat & Poultry - $4.4 Billion
  • 43. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul>
  • 44. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic </li></ul>
  • 45. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking Oil </li></ul>
  • 46. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Diapers </li></ul>
  • 47. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Diapers </li></ul><ul><li>Packing Material </li></ul>
  • 48. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul>
  • 49. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Ink </li></ul>
  • 50. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Ink </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul>
  • 51. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul><ul><li>Ink </li></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>feed </li></ul>
  • 52. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Red Meat – 112 pounds </li></ul>
  • 53. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Red Meat – 112 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh vegetables – 113 pounds </li></ul>
  • 54. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Red Meat – 112 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh vegetables – 113 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh fruits – 124 pounds </li></ul>
  • 55. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Red Meat – 112 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh vegetables – 113 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh fruits – 124 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Cheese – 26 pounds </li></ul>
  • 56. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Red Meat – 112 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh vegetables – 113 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh fruits – 124 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Cheese – 26 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>234 eggs </li></ul>
  • 57. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Beverage milk – 214 pounds </li></ul>
  • 58. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Beverage milk – 214 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rice – 18 pounds </li></ul>
  • 59. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Beverage milk – 214 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rice – 18 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fats & oils – 65 pounds </li></ul>
  • 60. What’s On America’s Dinner Table? Annual Per Capita Consumption of Major Food Commodities <ul><li>Beverage milk – 214 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Rice – 18 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Fats & oils – 65 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Flour & cereal – 189 pounds </li></ul>

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