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SEE ALSO: UTAH FOOD FESTIVALS

UTAH FOOD TRIVIA and FACTS

FARMS & FARMERS
Utah: approximate land area of 52,553,947 acres.
Farmland is 11,094,700 acres or 21.1% of total land.
Organic agriculture accounts for about 73,147 acres.
Number of Farms: 16,700
Principle Farm Operators:
     Men: 14,903   Women: 1,797
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: www.ers.usda.gov ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

POPULATION & HUNGER
Utah has a total population of: 2,817,222
Urban population: 2,499,020
Rural population: 318,202
Food insecure households*: 14.6%
Households with very low food security*: 5.2%
*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 state grass of Utah is Indian ricegrass. It was eaten by Native Americans and early pioneers.

In 2002
• Utah adopted the Spanish Sweet Onion as the official State Vegetable
• The Sugar Beet was adopted as the official State Historic Vegetable.

In 1997
• The Dutch Oven was named the official State Cooking Pot.
• The Cherry was named the official State Fruit.
• The Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii utah) was named the official State Fish

In 1983 the Honeybee (Apis mellifera) was named the official State Insect.

In 1971 the Elk (Cervus canadensis) was named the official State Animal.

In 1959 Utah named the Beehive as the official State Emblem.
 

 

 

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