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By Edible Aspen | January 28, 2016
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Did you know? Learning more about agricultural community, season by season.

 

Photo by Carole Topalian

Colorado farmers and ranchers help to feed the world, exporting $1.8 billion in products each year. Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea and China receive the largest share of Colorado food products.

Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture


Photo by Mix Photo Design, Rosalie Mix

There are approximately 60,000 acres in the San Luis Valley in southwestern Colorado dedicated to fall potato production. The San Luis Valley is the largest and highest commercial agricultural valley in the world with elevations ranging from 7,400 to 8,000 feet above sea level.

Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture


Photo by Carole Topalian

There are 26,000 bee colonies in Colorado producing more than 1 million pounds of honey every year.

Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture


Photo by Carole Topalian

There are nearly 4.5 million laying hens in Colorado producing more than 1 billion eggs each year.

Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture.


Article from Edible Aspen at http://edibleaspen.ediblecommunities.com/about-colorado-food-and-drink
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