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The U.S. ranks 1st in string bean production

31 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States produced 48.6% of the world’s string beans, enough to make it rank first in that category. The next closest country was France, with 16.6%.

Entry prepared by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 1st in cranberries

30 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, as of 2007, the United States is responsible for 79.1% of the world’s cranberry production, which is enough to make it rank first in the world in that category. The next closest was Canada, with 17.7%.

Entry prepared by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 1st in grapefruit

29 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2005 the United States had a grapefruit supply of 567,101.33 tonnes, or 13.4% of the world’s total grapefruit supply. This was enough to make the United States rank first in that category.


Entry prepared by Charles Dillon.

The U.S. ranks 8th in cotton production

28 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2008 the United States produced 911 millions of 480 lbs. bales which was enough to make the United States rank eighth in that category. Australia ranked first, producing 1991 millions of 480 lbs. bales of cotton.

Entry prepared by Charles Dillon.

The U.S. ranks 1st in investment in information and communication technologies

27 March 2010 1 comment

According to the OECD, the United States ranks first in investment in information and communication technologies with 28.5% of the GDP in 2004.

Entry prepared by Charles Dillon.

The U.S. ranks 17th in sheep exports

26 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States ranked seventeenth in the export of sheep with 116,579 heads of sheep. Australia ranked first at 3,773,029 heads of sheep exported.

Entry prepared by Beth Gosier.

The U.S. ranks 4th in daily newspapers circulated

25 March 2010 Leave a comment

According to UNESCO, in 2004 there were 57,347,000 daily newspapers circulated in the United States, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. China ranks first, with 96,704,000 daily newspapers circulated that year.

Entry prepared by Beth Gosier.