Farm Facts About Field Corn Farm Facts About Field Corn

Farm Focus: Field Corn

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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:

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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.

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  1. jresquival says:

    I didn’t know field corn was the most produced crop of Illinois’ agricultural commodities. It makes sense since we use corn for so much nationally. I bet farmers there have to use really capable grain trailers.

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