Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
Welcome to National Peanut Day, right here on Ranch Raised!
September 13 is the day to incorporate peanuts or peanut butter in your diet. It is a perfect excuse to eat your favorite peanut snack!
Here’s 10 fun facts about peanuts and peanut butter that you may not know:
1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
2. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
3. Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.
4. The average peanut farm is 100 acres.
5. Peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in the U.S., accounting for two-thirds of the snack nut market.
6. Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
7. There are six cities in the U.S. named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut, West Virginia.
8. According to Little Brownie Bakers, cookie bakers use about 230,000 pounds of peanut butter per week to bake Do-si-dos and Tagalongs.
9. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
10. Peanut butter is consumed in 94 percent of USA households.
The little peanut is a rich thread in America’s agriculture history. I think it would be so cool to visit a peanut plantation in South, but until then let’s celebrate the American peanut farmer and all they do to bring this food to our homes for us to enjoy!
Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.
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