(Posted Mon. Mar 2nd, 2015)
U.S. corn farmers smashed many records in 2014, growing the largest crop on record, at 14.2 billion bushels, with a record national average yield of 171.0 bushels per acre. To highlight this achievement, the National Corn Growers Association delves into the facts about corn production, use and offers a historical comparison in its newest edition of the World of Corn. This statistical look at the corn industry, both domestic and worldwide, features a wide array of information on corn production and usage. In addition to the traditional statistics guide, this year’s distribution included two compendium pieces which highlight the benefits of two of the hottest topics in corn today – ethanol and biotechnology.
“America’s corn farmers worked tirelessly in 2014 to grow a record crop,” NCGA President Chip Bowling and Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak note in the introduction. “The unparalleled abundance has positive implications for every American. From a driver filling up a car to a shopper buying wholesome, nutritious for a family, the incredible innovation in American agriculture improves lives across the country. Corn, a uniquely American crop, plays an important role in furthering our country’s success. As you explore the World of Corn, you can find out how it improves all of our lives in countless ways.”
World of Corn is a respected collection of the most important statistics about corn production, exports and consumption, providing key information in a readable format, comparing numbers and trends across the years.
Again this year, NCGA proudly offers an interactive online presentation of the World of Corn that allows users to easily locate information or to explore the limitless possibilities the crop offers at their leisure. The format offers improved navigability with an elegant user interface. Additionally, a digital version of both the E+ ethanol and BIO+ biotechnology brochures can be found there also.
To explore the World of Corn online, click here.
This year’s publication, which was generously co-sponsored by Monsanto, was distributed in select Farm Futures publications and at the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. A special edition of the World of Corn featuring statistics in metric measurements will soon follow.