What are Specialty Crops?

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Now you know how big the world of agriculture is. But did you know there are different types of crops? Many farmers grow crops like field corn, wheat, and soybeans. These crops have many different uses, so we need lots of them. That is why many formers grow them. But there are other farms that produce crops that are called "Specialty Crops." Specialty crops are crops grown and used by people for food, medicine, or decoration. Fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, herbs, and flowers are all examples.


Whoa

What is it?

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  • Answer
  • Wheat! More wheat is planted in the world than any other crop. Wheat kernels are ground into flour that is used to make bread, pasta, cereal, tortillas, cakes, cookies, crackers, and more!

Cool

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Fun Fact: Minnesota ranks 4th nationally in dry edible bean production. Dry edible beans include pinto, navy, Great Northern, kidney, and black beans.

Joke

What's orange and sounds like a parrot?

  • Answer
  • A carrot!