Farm Focus: Field Corn
Do you know the difference between field corn and sweet corn? Livestock and poultry farmers use field corn for animal feed. Its many uses also include ethanol production, manufactured goods and food ingredients in the form of corn cereal, corn oil and corn syrup. Sweet corn is consumed as a vegetable. Take a look at more interesting facts about Illinois' field corn industry:
Illinois corn farmers harvested 12.25 million acres of corn for grain in 2012.
Corn production contributed $9.3 billion to the state economy in 2012.