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INDIANA FOOD TRIVIA & FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Indiana: approximate land area of 22,924,685 acres
Farmland is 14,773,184 acres or 64.4% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 18,662 acres
Number of Farms: 60,938
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 54,561   Women: 6,377
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Indiana has a total population of: 6,516,922
Urban population: 5,112,591
Rural population: 1,404,331
Food insecure households*: 13.2%
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 pie of Indiana is the Sugar Cream Pie (designated in 2009).

Indiana's official state Beverage is Water (2007, by Senate Resolution No. 20).

Gilbert Van Camps used an old family recipe to make pork and beans for sale in his grocery store in Indianapolis. It became so popular he started a canning company to manufacture the now classic Van Camps’ Pork & Beans.
 

 

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