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National Agriculture in the Classroom

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Ag Smarts

Ag-Knowledge - Advanced

  1. Basically, why did most of the settlers move westward?
    • to find adventure
    • to see a new area of the country
    • to get new land for farming
    • to get away from the crowded East
  2. Why does a farmer plant cover crops?
    • to prevent the soil from washing away
    • to provide pretty blooms
    • to cover ugly land
    • to use the farm machines
  3. Why does the United States import chocolate?
    • people like the taste
    • it does not grow here
    • it is used in a variety of food products
    • all of these
  4. How did planting seeds change the way of life for Native Americans 10,000 years ago?
    • They stopped having to buy their food at the grocery store.
    • They no longer had to trade their goods for food with European settlers.
    • They did not have to move on to search for food and began to domesticate animals.
    • They became the largest producers of wheat in the world.
  5. Which of the following are examples of natural resources?
    • radios and televisions
    • heavy metal rock bands
    • forests and soils
    • different kinds of clothing
  6. Which product does the United States export?
    • wheat
    • coffee
    • spices
    • bananas
  7. A section of garlic is called a
    • clove
    • bulb
    • slice
    • piece
  8. What kind of corn has multicolored kernels?
    • popcorn
    • French corn
    • Indian corn
    • Mexican corn
  9. Most cattle are sold in the ___________ of the year.
    • spring
    • summer
    • fall
    • winter
  10. Name one state known for its wheat production.
    • Kansas
    • North Carolina
    • Michigan
    • Oregon
  11. The USDA reports that raw food inputs make up only _____% of each food dollar.
    • 5%
    • 10%
    • 19%
    • 25%
  12. Currently, energy costs result in more of an increase in food prices than does ethanol demand.
    • True
    • False
  13. Since 2000, farmers are growing less corn on the same acreage.
    • True
    • False
  14. According to recent research, more units of energy are derived from ethanol than are used to produce it.
    • True
    • False
  15. According to the USDA's 2007 Census of Agriculture, family farms comprise:
    • less than 10% of all farms.
    • approximately 25% of all farms.
    • approximately 75% of all farms.
    • more than 95% of all farms.
  16. With the use of biotechnology, new hybrid seeds result in _____________ in insecticide and herbicide use.
    • a reduction
    • an increase
  17. Modern tillage practices, including no-till farms, are leading to ______ soil erosion.
    • more
    • less
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