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WEST VIRGINIA Food Trivia & Facts

West Virginia: land area of 15,383,174 acres.
Farmland is 3,697,606 acres or 24.0% of total land.
Organic agriculture accounts for about 284 acres.
Number of Farms: 23,618
Principle Farm Operators:
       Men: 20,399   Women: 3,219
(2013 - USDA Economic Research Service: ) 
[2007-2008 latest available data]

West Virginia has a total population of: 1,855,364
Urban population: 1,036,172
Rural population: 819,192
Food insecure households*: 14.1%
Households with very low food security*: 5.1%
*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: )
(Population & Food Security data: 2011)

The Golden Delicious apple originated in Clay County, West Virginia. It was a bud sport discovered in 1775 near Wellsburg, West Virginia.

• In 1972 West Virginia designated the Apple as the official State Fruit. This was amended in 1995 to specify the Golden Delicious Apple as the official State Fruit.

• In 2002 West Virginia adopted the Honeybee (Apis mallifera) as the official State Insect.

• In 1973 West Virginia adopted the Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) as the official State Fish.

• In 1949 West Virginia adopted the Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) as the official State Tree. Logo

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