U.S. corn farmers showed resilience in 2019 with a national average yield of 10.6 metric tons per hectare and 348 million metric tons of corn produced in the United States while facing a myriad of weather-related challenges.
To highlight these achievements to audiences more familiar with metric measurements, such as buyers in export markets, the National Corn Growers Association now offers the option to view the World of Corn in either metric or standard measurements on www.worldofcorn.com.
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.
This year’s publication was generously sponsored by Bayer, and the print edition distributed through The Progressive Farmer.
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.