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Marchant quiz 2
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What was the top livestock commodity in the US in 2016?
What were the two top crop commodities in the US in 2016?
-Corn and soybeans
What is the average age of a principal farm operator in the US?
What is the average farm size in the United States?
What is the average farm size in Virginia?
Family farms account for _____ of US farms
US farm income reached an all-time high in ___, around the time the price from several farm commodities peaked?
The overall number of farmers in the United States is ____
Most crop prices peaked in:
What is the largest private industry in Virginia in terms of total dollar value?
These two countries are the #1 & #2 export markets for both the US and Virginia?
-China and Canada
What percent of Virginia land do farms cover?
Approx. how long does it take by ship from the Port of Virginia to Asia?
How many people are within a day's drive of the Port of Virginia?
What happens to the average age of farmer?
-They continue to rise
The #1 commodity in Virginia is _____
In Virginia, Rockingham County is #3 in US production for ____
Virginia is in a transition zone for this commodity
_____ of world consumers are located outside the US
10% of all farms produce roughly 76% of agricultural commodities
the growing global population has no impact on us agriculture
roughly 20% of us production is exported
a strong dollar helps us exports by making our products relatively less expensive for foreign consumers
a weak dollar helps us exports by making our products relatively less expensive for foreign consumers
us agriculture has always been in a trade surplus
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