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Farmers Produce Eighth Largest Crop on Record in 2012


March 11 - While U.S. corn farmers faced the worst drought in decades in 2012, they managed to produce the eighth largest crop on record (10.78 billion bushels), the National Corn Growers Association reported 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 along with insight into the many ways in which corn touches our lives every day.

“Corn is part of who we are as Americans,” NCGA President Pam Johnson and CEO Rick Tolman note in the introduction. “From the first tall, leafy stalk domesticated by early Americans to the cutting-edge varieties that help our nation’s most widely grown crop thrive today, corn feeds innovation and fuels our economy.”

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, 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 new format offers improved navigability with an elegant user interface.

To explore the World of Corn online, click here.