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Pork packs the punch.

Did you know? During the War of 1812, a packer named Uncle Sam Wilson sent off several hundred barrels of pork for the troops. Each package was labelled ‘U.S.’ and it didn’t take long for ‘Uncle Sam’ to be a household name for the government. (University of Virginia) Great for farm families who never know when they will be in for dinner time. The pork stays warm nicely. Serves 4. Crockpot Pulled Pork 3- center cut pork chops 1 cup favorite BBQ sauce 1/3 c. brown sugar 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced Put all ingredients into crockpot on high. Cook until meat is cooked through. Reduce settings to warm. Great for farm families, when you are not sure when the guys will be into eat

An American Tradition: Farming & Baseball

In honor of the World Series, an American tradition, let us celebrate another tradition as we cheer on our favorite team and thank our farmers today. · One cowhide equals 144 baseballs. Home Run. · Ash and maple trees produce Major League bats, while a baseball has a core made up of four long strands of high quality wool. · Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri. · Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of popcorn. That is 51 quarts per man, woman, and child. · The world can thank a frustrated teacher with leftover bread dough for the invention of the soft pretzel. In A.D. 610, while baking bread, an Ital

Trick or Treat

Corn is found in chocolate, chewing gum and other sweet treats. Soy lecithin is used to bind chocolate while eggs, milk, rice, coconut, nuts, cocoa and sugar cane produce America’s favorite sweet treats. Thank our farmers today. The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides. Where candy comes from: Trick or Treat? Corn syrup, cornstarch and oil help produce America’s favorite candy; Snickers, Mars, Almond Joy, Starburst, M&M’s, Gummy Bears, Butterfinger, Jelly Beans Corn oil is made by separating the germ from the other parts of the kernel. Mechanical

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