We had another great question come in to the blog from a reader:
Farmers talk about how many acres of land their farm, how big is an acre?
One acre of land can produce many different types of crops, depending on the fertility and type of soil, how much rain falls and how much the sun shines.
Wheat: 2,784 pounds (46.4 bushels)
One bushel of wheat produces about 42 pounds of flour, which can be used to make 42 loaves of bread or 42 pounds of traditional pasta. One bushel of whole wheat yields even more: pounds of flour to make 64 loaves of bread or 64 pounds of pasta.
– American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Food and Farm Facts”
Keep asking great questions! Our Nebraska farmers and ranchers look forward to explaining what they do every day to produce safe food for you and your family.