Corn is America’s number one field crop? Corn leads all other crops in value and volume of production.

An ear of corn averages 800 kernels in 16 rows.

A pound of corn consists of approximately 1,300 kernels.

Each year, a single U.S. farmer provides food and fiber for 129 people – 97 in the U.S. and 32 overseas.

Corn is used to produce fuel alcohol. Fuel alcohol makes gasoline burn cleaner, reducing air pollution, and it doesn’t pollute the water.

Corn is native to the Americas, and some form of it was probably growing 7,000 years ago by Native American Indians.

One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of pop.

The main ingredient in most dry pet food is corn.
The “Corn Belt” includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, Kansas and Kentucky.
There are hundreds of varieties of corn and all of them are Indian corn.

Americans consume 16.5 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually.

China ranks second in the production of corn, after the US.

Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel .

Farmers grow five times as much corn as in the 1930s on 20% less land.


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