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  1. Farm Facts

  2. Farming is still a Family affair • 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

  3. The farm population in the U.S. has declined from 22 million in 1880 to less than 5 million today Farm Populations

  4. The farm population in the U.S. has declined from 22 million in 1880 to less than 5 million today The number of farms peaked at 6.8 million in 1935 and is down to 1.9 million farms today Farm Populations

  5. What one acre of land can produce... • Lettuce

  6. What one acre of land can produce... • Lettuce • 24,000 pounds per acre, worth over $5900

  7. What one acre of land can produce... • Strawberries

  8. What one acre of land can produce... • Strawberries 45,500 pounds per acre, worth over $21,000

  9. What one acre of land can produce... • Potatoes

  10. What one acre of land can produce... • Potatoes • 36,000 pounds per acre, worth over $4,400

  11. What one acre of land can produce... • Navel Oranges

  12. What one acre of land can produce... • Navel Oranges • 28,800 pounds per acre, worth over $2,400

  13. What one acre of land can produce... • Sweet Corn

  14. What one acre of land can produce... • Sweet Corn • 1,328 pounds per acre, worth $872

  15. How farming has changed... • In 1850, about 90 hours of labor were required to raise 100 bushels of corn. Yields were about 40 bushels per acre.

  16. How farming has changed... • 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.

  17. How farming has changed... • 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.

  18. How farming has changed... • Today, only 2.5 hours of labor are needed to produce 100 bushels of corn. Yields are routinely over 200 bushels per acre.

  19. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  20. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  21. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  22. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  23. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  24. Number of People fed byOne Farmer

  25. Farm Sales & Income

  26. Meat Animals $51 billion

  27. Feed Crops $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion

  28. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion

  29. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion

  30. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion

  31. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 billion

  32. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Cotton $5 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 billion

  33. Feed Crops $19 billion Dairy Products $19 billion Meat Animals $51 billion Poultry & Eggs $17 billion Tobacco $3 billion Cotton $5 billion Oil bearing crops $13 billion Vegetables & Melons $12 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 Corn

  44. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Corn • Plastic

  45. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Corn • Plastic • Cooking Oil

  46. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Corn • Plastic • Cooking Oil • Diapers

  47. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Corn • Plastic • Cooking Oil • Diapers • Packing Material

  48. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Soybeans

  49. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Soybeans • Ink

  50. Farming is more than just food..Some non-food products made from farm commodities Soybeans • Ink • Paint