One of Sally's suggestions at the beginning of this project was to write about my "favorite crop." Since one of my more recent posts was a rambling piece of idiocy about corn, I thought another post about anything agricultural was best avoided for the time being. But, I'm running out of suggestions (pump it up, guys) and it seemed like a good, weird choice for a Friday afternoon when I'm running on fumes.
So, without further ado, here is my favorite crop:
Just kidding. See what I did there? It's a haircut. A cropped haircut.
But anyway, the answer to this question is that I don't have a favorite crop. Does anyone? Yes. Sally's favorite crop, as I correctly guessed, is soy. I'm not sure why. Maybe she should write a guest segment outlining her reasons. I assume it's not because it wreaks havoc with our hormones.
Where to begin? This subject could take us in a number of directions. The world's oldest crops. The world's weirdest crops. Crop circles. Cropped photos. The impending food shortage. Crops and robbers. Crop tarts. Crop goes the weasel. Frankly, I don't know. I think I'll go the cop out (crop out) route and make a list.
China is the world's largest wheat producer.
95% of the flaxseed grown in the United States is grown in North Dakota
Sorry Sally, but Iowa grows the most soybeans with 15% of the nation's harvest
Iowa also wins at corn
Unsurprisingly, 32% (the majority) of Italy's sunflower seeds come from Toscana. Piemonte, on the other hand, is only at 1%. Step up your game, Piemonte!
In Germany, Brandenburg wins for Rye production. And concertos.
Cropped pants are almost universally unflattering. But we all wear them anyway.
Have a nice weekend and please take a moment to congratulate me, silently or aloud, for "writing" every day this week.