Kansas - The breadbasket of the world

24 million jobs are supported by US farmers – more than the population of Australia.

Combine harvesters cost $250,000 - $350,000: more than the average house price in rural Kansas.

On average, more than 50 tornados hit Kansas every year.

It only takes 5¢ worth of wheat to produce a loaf of bread.

A family of four could live for 10 years off the bread that can be produced from one acre of wheat.

Wheat is the fourth-biggest US crop, valued at $11 billion in 2009.

Kansas is at the geographic centre of the continental United States.

The wheat grown in Kansas in a single year would fill a train stretching from western Kansas to the Atlantic Ocean.

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