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Ag Literacy Lines

A blog featuring fun information on agriculture for youth and adults.

Where Does Thanksgiving Dinner Grow

Posted by Aimee Chandler -

Do you know where your Thanksgiving dinner was grown? What states grow the most green beans? How about those turkeys? Thanks to Linda Zellmer, Government Information and Data Services Librarian at Western Illinois University, we can find out. She has used data from the 2007 Census of Agriculture and a geographic information system to develop a set of maps showing where the foods consumed at the tr...

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Where Does My Milk Come From?

Posted by Aimee Chandler -

Have you ever wondered how far your milk and other dairy products had to travel to get to your local grocery store? Now you can find out. Just visit www.whereismymilkfrom.com . Stamped on the container near the sell by date you will find another set of numbers. This is the plant number. You can enter this information into the locator on the web...

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