A few ag stats to chew on:
* Grain is king – 89 million acres of corn are planted, followed by 85 million acres of soybeans and 56 million acres of wheat. By comparison, all the fruits and vegetables combined are grown on 10 million acres.
* Americans spend $1.4 trillion on food each year. Farm receipts from grain and livestock are $400 billion.
* 96 percent of farms record less than $1 million in gross income. That means just a handful of big farms account for two-thirds of all farm income.