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 Italian monk decided to create a treat to motivate his distracted catechism students.
· Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
The average peanut farm is 100 acres.
Americans eat 7 billion hot dogs during peak season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That is 818 hot dogs per second.
Thank our farmers today!