Corn by the Numbers

Article By: Joanie Stiers
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95 percent of corn farms in America are family-owned
4,200 uses for corn, ranging from livestock feed and ethanol, to cornbread and soda, to latex paint and diapers.
43 percent of the crop was consumed by livestock in 2009, primarily beef cattle, poultry and hogs
800 kernels on an ear of corn, on average
72,800 kernels in a bushel of corn, approximately
56 pounds in a bushel of corn, about the weight of a large bag of dog food

Sources: National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Corn Growers Association

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