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The U.S. ranks 2nd in harvesters

20 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, in 2003 there were 662,000 mechanical agricultural harvesters in use in the United States, or 15.6% of the world’s total harvesters, which was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. Japan ranked first, with 1,042,000 harvesters, or 24.5% of the world’s mechanical harvesters.

The U.S. ranks 48th in garlic costs

20 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to FAOStat, in 2008 the producer price for garlic in the United States was $961.00 per tonne, which makes the United States rank forty-eighth in that category. Japan ranks first, with a producer cost of $16,021.80 per tonne.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in tobacco planting

11 December 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2009 the United States planted 143,320 hectares of tobacco, or 6.0% of the world’s total tobacco planting. That was enough to make the United States rank third in that category. China ranks first, planting 1,400,703 hectares, or 58.6% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 60th in tractors

28 October 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank, in 2007 there were 257.6 tractors per 100 square kilometers of arable land in the United States, which is enough to make the United States rank sixtieth in the world in that category. Iceland ranks first, with 16,290.0 tractors per 100 square kilometers of arable land.

The U.S. ranks 13th in cropland

2 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the World Resources Institute, 2,730,000 hectares of land in the United States are permanent cropland, which makes the United States rank thirteenth out of 197 countries ranked in that category. Indonesia ranks first, with 13,600,000 hectares of permanent cropland.

The U.S. ranks 2nd in lettuce and chicory exports

30 June 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 380,907 metric tonnes of lettuce and chicory, or 22.9% of the world’s total lettuce and chicory exports. That is enough to the make the United States rank second out of 125 countries ranked in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting 531,394 tonnes, or 32.0% of the world total.

The U.S. ranks 7th in organic farms

7 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to Earth Trends, in 2007 the United States had 8,493 organic farms, this was enough to make the United States rank seventh. Italy ranked first with 45,231 organic farms.

Entry prepared by Travis Lindsey.