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COLORADO TRIVIA & FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Colorado: approximate land area 66,327,849 acres
Farmland is 31,604,911 acres or 47.6% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 106,775 acres
Number of Farms: 37,054
Principle Farm Operators:
     Men: 30,112   Women: 6,942
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Colorado has a total population of 5,116,796
Urban population: 4,430,992
Rural population: 685,804
Food insecure households*: 13.4% 
Households with very low food security*: 5.4%

*Food insecurity - Limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways.
Very low food security - At times during the year, eating patterns of one or more household members were disrupted and food intake reduced because the household lacked money and other resources for food.
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)

The official state fish of Colorado, designated in 1994, is the Greenback Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias).

Dove Creek, Colorado is the Pinto Bean Capital of the world.

Some Colorado sheep farmers use llamas to guard their sheep.

Louis Ballast of Denver, Colorado was given a trademark for the name 'cheeseburger' in 1936. He never enforced it though.

The aluminum beer can was introduced in 1959 by Coors of Golden, Colorado.

Alfred Packer was convicted of cannibalism in Colorado. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law). He was sentenced to death, but was retried in 1886 and sentenced to 40 years. He was paroled in 1901, and died in 1907.

The coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of  May in the U.S. lower 48 states was minus 10 F at Climax, Colorado in 1896.
 

 

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