NCGA Showcases the Benefits and Uses of Corn at Petfood Forum

September 22, 2021

NCGA Showcases the Benefits and Uses of Corn at Petfood Forum

Sep 22, 2021

Key Issues:Animal Agriculture

Author: Julie Busse

This week, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is highlighting the benefits of corn in pet food and packaging opportunities at the Petfood Forum in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the pet food industry’s largest event, with exhibitors and attendees from various backgrounds including research and development, technology and packaging providers, ingredient suppliers and retailers. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Kansas Corn Growers Association had a booth at the event to interact with these stakeholders.


“It’s important for us to engage with the pet food industry and audience, because a recent study found that retail pet food is a $30 billion industry, with corn and corn gluten meal as the top two most used plant-based ingredients in pet food products,” said NCGA Market Development Manager Michael Granché. “This was an opportunity for us to not only discuss the benefits of corn in pet food, but also talk about the role corn can play beyond the bowl in applications such as pet food packaging and pet products.”


While at the event, NCGA shared its corn in pet food materials, including technical research, fast facts, Corn MythBusters and the top 10 reasons to include corn in pet food. The information in the materials came from a study conducted by Kansas State University in which NCGA partnered with the Kansas Corn Growers Association to look at corn in pet food.


To view the Corn in Pet Food materials, go to

View a presentation on Rethinking the Role of Corn in the Pet Food Industry here.