Farms, Food, And The Environment Quiz

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Test your knowledge on our new quiz about America’s farmland and the food and environmental benefits we get to enjoy because of it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Over the past 25 years, which state in the United States lost the most acres of farm and ranch land?
    • A. 

      A) California

    • B. 

      B) Arizona

    • C. 

      C) Texas

  • 2. 
    What percentage of the nation’s fruit is grown on land at high risk of development?
    • A. 

      A) 52 percent

    • B. 

      B) 73 percent

    • C. 

      C) 91 percent

  • 3. 
    FARM AND RANCH LAND MAKES UP WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE LAND IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES?
    • A. 

      A) 25 percent

    • B. 

      B) 10 percent

    • C. 

      C) 50 percent

  • 4. 
    From 1982 to 2007, the United States converted 23 million acres of agricultural land to development. This is equivalent to the size of what state?
    • A. 

      A) Florida

    • B. 

      B) Indiana

    • C. 

      C) Vermont

  • 5. 
    THE THREE STATES THAT LOST THE LARGEST AMOUNT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND FROM 2002–2007—TEXAS, FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA—CURRENTLY ACCOUNT FOR WHAT PERCENT OF U.S. VEGETABLE PRODUCTION?
    • A. 

      A) 10 percent

    • B. 

      B) 49 percent

    • C. 

      C) 26 percent

  • 6. 
    WHAT PERCENTAGE OF U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IS PRODUCED BY AGRICULTURE?
    • A. 

      A) 73 percent

    • B. 

      B) 26 percent

    • C. 

      C) 7 percent

  • 7. 
    WHICH STATE IN THE UNITED STATES HAS PROTECTED THE MOST ACRES OF FARM AND RANCH LAND (THROUGH 2009)?
    • A. 

      A) Vermont

    • B. 

      B) Michigan

    • C. 

      C) Pennsylvania

  • 8. 
    WHAT PERCENTAGE OF THE RAIN AND SNOW THAT FALLS IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S. FALLS FIRST ON PRIVATE LAND BEFORE ENTERING STREAMS AND RIVERS?
    • A. 

      A) 50 percent

    • B. 

      B) 70 percent

    • C. 

      C) 90 percent

  • 9. 
    HOW MANY MORE ACRES OF FARM LAND GROWING FRUIT AND VEGETABLES DO WE NEED FOR EVERYONE IN THE U.S. TO MEET THE MINIMUM RECOMMENDED DAILY DIETARY GUIDELINES?
    • A. 

      A) 50 million

    • B. 

      B) 5 million

    • C. 

      C) 13 million

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