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 inĀ Minnesota and across the U.S.

Specialty Crops Across the U.S.

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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!