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The U.S. ranks 21st in bauxite

2 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the British Geological Survey, in 2006 the United States produced 361,047 tonnes of bauxite, which makes the United States rank twenty-first in that category. Australia ranks first, producing 61,781,000 tonnes of bauxite.


The U.S. ranks 1st in soybean planting

2 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the USDA, in 2005 there were 29.29 million hectares planted with soybeans, or 31.6% of the world’s total soybean plantings, which was enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Five countries–the United States, Brazil, Argentina, China, and India–acounted for more than 90% of the soybeans planted in the world.