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NEVADA FOOD FACTS & TRIVIA

FARMS & FARMERS
Nevada: approximate land area of 70,252,997 acres
Farmland is 5,865,392 acres or 8.3% of total land
Organic agriculture accounts for about 6,805 acres
Number of Farms: 3,131
rinciple Farm Operators: Men: 2,530   Women: 601
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Nevada has a total population of: 2,723,322
Urban population: 2,455,020
Rural population: 268,302
Food insecure households*: 15.3%
Households with very low food security*: 6.0%
*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 city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.

In 1977 Indian Rice Grass (Oryzopsis hymenoides) was designated as the Official State Grass of Nevada.  It was eaten by Native Americans and early pioneers.

In 1917 Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata or trifida) was designated as the Official State Flower of Nevada.

In 1973 the Desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) was designated as the Official State Animal of Nevada.

In 1981 the Lohontan Cutthroat trout (Salmo clarki henshawi) was designated as the Official State Fish of Nevada.
 

 

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