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  The first U.S. farm program in Kansas was started in 1827 by Daniel Morgan Boone, son of Daniel Boone. Boone was hired to teach the Kaw Indians to be farmers.
  There are 52,656,000 acres in the state of Kansas.
  About 2 out of every 3 people in the world are farmers. In the United States, only 1 out of every 120 people are farmers but at least 2 of every ten jobs in the United States are related to agriculture and food in some way.
  Of each $1.00 spent on food in the United States, the farmer's share is approximately 23 cents.
  It takes just 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food supply for the whole year. It takes 129 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay his or her federal, state, and local taxes for the year.
  Farmers and ranchers provide food and habitat for 75% of the wildlife in the United States.
  In 1868, Joseph G. McCoy had a 100 mile long furrow plowed from Wichita, Kansas to Abilene, Kansas to mark the route of the Chisholm Cattle Trail. It was the longest furrow ever plowed in Kansas.
  Products that protect America's food crops go through up to 120 separate tests, taking 8 to 10 years and costing manufacturers $35-$50 million for each product, before they can be used by farmers and other applicators.
  Less than 1% of U.S. farms are owned by non-family corporations.
  In 2001, among the 105 Kansas counties, Butler County ranked first in the number of acres in farms (765,000) while Sumner County ranked first in the number of acres harvested (559,640).