Explore the World of Corn

March 1, 2018

U.S. corn farmers reached new heights in 2017 with a record national average yield of 176.6 bushels per acre and 14.6 billion bushels of corn produced in the United States, the second-highest production on record.


To highlight these achievements and all they mean, the National Corn Growers Association delves into the facts about corn production, using 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 includes a poster highlighting the many incredible ways which corn makes our daily lives possible.


“In 2017, America’s corn farmers broke yield records yet again to produce another abundant crop,” NCGA President Kevin Skunes and Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak note in the introduction. “This incredible, but consistent, level of production positively impacts all consumers. From a shopper with a cart full of wholesome, quality foods, to a driver filling up a car with sustainable ethanol blends, to an international customer, the amazing innovations in U.S. agriculture benefit the entire world. New uses and new markets for corn are creating jobs, improving sustainability and fueling our country’s success.”


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.


To explore the World of Corn online, click here.


This year’s publication, which was generously co-sponsored by Monsanto, is distributed through The Progressive Farmer and at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif..  A special edition of the World of Corn featuring statistics in metric measurements will soon follow.