Part 3: North Dakota Agriculture Today

Questions: Sections 1-4

Comprehension Questions

  1. About how many farms and ranches does North Dakota have? What percent of the total land area of the state is used for agriculture?
  2. Name some food products manufactured in North Dakota.
  3. Name the most common fuels used in agriculture. What are they made from? What is North Dakota’s ranking among the states in its production?
  4. What is the most common plant used in North Dakota to produce biofuels? Name the major biofuel produced in the state.
  5. Name the main oil crops used in the production of biodiesel.
  6. How many people could the average farmer feed in 1900? Today?
  7. Where do farmers often mount GPS receivers? Why?
  8. How do farmers prepare for the complex business of farming?

Critical Thinking Question

  1. Do you tend to be more pro (for) or more con (against) concerning ethanol use? Give reasons to defend your position.