– There’s a 1-in-6 chance the beef on your backyard grill came from Texas. The Lone Star State is the leader in the production of cattle and calves.
– The chicken on your barbecue grill probably came from one of the top broiler-producing states: Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi.
– The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger probably was grown in California, which accounts for nearly three-quarters of USA lettuce production.
– Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than two-thirds of U.S. tomatoes.
– The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounts for 95 percent of processed tomato production.
– As to potato salad or potato chips or fries, Idaho and Washington produces about one-half of the nation’s spuds.
– For dessert, six states — California, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Indiana — combined to produce about 80 percent of watermelons last year.
– And the apples in your apple pie? They most likely came from Washington or New York, the two top apple producing states.
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