Where Are Specialty Crops Grown?

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Not every kind of crop can be grown everywhere. Soil type, climate, and terrain cause different fruits, vegetables, flowers, and other specialty crops to grow in specific areas of the world, the U.S., and Minnesota. Look at these maps to see what kinds of specialty crops grow in Minnesota and across the U.S.

Specialty Crops Across the U.S.

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What is it?

What Is It?
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  • Sunflower - Minnesota is the nation's 6th-largest sunflower-producing state. Sunflower seed can be crushed for oil, used for birdseed or for a variety of food products.

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Soybeans: 1 acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

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What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?

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  • A milkshake!