Extension Ag Update
November/December 2001
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Ag Facts

Americans spend 11.4 percent of their personal income on food compared to 21 percent in Japan, 26 percent in Italy and 53 percent in China.

(SOURCE: Conservation Technology Information Center Newsletter)

Honeybees pollinate some 90 different crops in the US, including melons, squash, broccoli, almonds, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. An estimated one third of the world food supply depends on insect pollination either directly or indirectly.

(SOURCE: AgVentures Newsletter)