Titanic Agricultural Statistics | USDA

Posted by Alexandra Nseir, Public Affairs Specialist, National Agricultural Statistics Service inResearch and Science

Apr 15, 2022

The Titanic

Today marks 110 years for the reason that sinking of what was regarded as an unsinkable ship. Recognized yearly on April 15, Titanic Remembrance Day honors the greater than 1,500 individuals who misplaced their lives within the early hours of that day.

Though specialists nonetheless debate the primary causes of the maritime disaster, we all know some particulars in regards to the voyage. For instance, two copies of the first-class dinner menu from April 14 had been recovered and preserved. Many eating places within the United States recreate it in reminiscence of the day.

Below, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service pairs among the meals served then with present U.S. agricultural statistics:

The meal began with oysters ($284.9 million in 2018 gross sales), cream of barley soup (1.9 million acres (PDF, 2.1 MB) of barley harvested in 2021), and poached salmon (the United States had 13 Atlantic salmon farms and two Pacific salmon farms in 2018*).

Proteins served had been filet mignon (beef manufacturing at 2.25 billion kilos (PDF, 399 KB) in February 2022), hen (759 million (PDF, 437 KB) broiler-type chicks hatched throughout February 2022), lamb (9.2 million kilos (PDF, 399 KB) lamb and mutton produced in February 2022), and duck (2.1 million head (PDF, 429 KB) in February 2022) with facet dishes of creamed carrots (worth of utilized manufacturing $831.4 million in 2021) and peas (454 million kilos (PDF, 1.6 MB) in 2021).

The salad course was a chilly asparagus French dressing (worth of utilized asparagus manufacturing was $69.7 million (PDF, 1.6 MB) in 2021), and desserts included ice cream (52.3 million gallons (PDF, 523 KB) exhausting ice cream in February 2022) and peaches (73,000 bearing acres (PDF, 1.4 MB) in 2020) in chartreuse jelly, amongst different choices.

*These farms produce a number of of the next: food-size fish, stockers, fingerlings or fry, broodfish and eggs.

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