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5 5 farmfacts

  1. 1. Farm Facts
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Lettuce </li></ul>
  6. 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. 7. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Strawberries </li></ul>
  8. 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. 9. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul>
  10. 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. 11. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Apples </li></ul>
  12. 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. 13. What one acre of land can produce... <ul><li>Sweet Corn </li></ul>
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  20. 20. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  21. 21. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  22. 22. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  23. 23. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  24. 24. Number of People fed by One Farmer
  25. 25. Farm Sales & Income
  26. 26. Meat Animals $51 billion
  27. 27. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion
  28. 28. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion
  29. 29. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion
  30. 30. Meat Animals $51 billion Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion
  31. 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. 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. 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. 34. Top U.S. Farm Exports
  35. 35. Top U.S. Farm Exports Wheat - $4.7 billion
  36. 36. Top U.S. Farm Exports Tobacco – $1.3 billion
  37. 37. Top U.S. Farm Exports Corn - $4.2 billion
  38. 38. Top U.S. Farm Exports Hides & Skins - $1.3 billion
  39. 39. Top U.S. Farm Exports Vegetables - #3.3 billion
  40. 40. Top U.S. Farm Exports Soybeans - $4.6 billion
  41. 41. Top U.S. Farm Exports Fruit & Nuts - $4.0 billion
  42. 42. Top U.S. Farm Exports Meat & Poultry - $4.4 Billion
  43. 43. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Corn </li></ul>
  44. 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. 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. 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. 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. 48. Farming is more than just food.. Some non-food products made from farm commodities <ul><li>Soybeans </li></ul>
  49. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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