From wrapping paper to candy canes to the gas in your car, agriculture plays a key role in many of your favorite holiday traditions. Scroll through the slideshow to see 8 Christmas farm products that take center stage during the holiday season.

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1. Corn

Photo by Brian McCord

Corn has more in common with Christmas than you might think – more than 90 million acres across the country produce the stuff! When the tradition of decorating Christmas trees first became popular, many families across the U.S. would string popcorn into a garland do adorn the tree. Corn can also be processed into a variety of foods and industrial products, including sweeteners, beverages and industrial alcohol and fuel ethanol. In fact, nearly 40% of corn produced in the U.S. goes into fuel ethanol, which allows you to travel far and wide to visit friends and family during the holiday season.

See Also: The Difference Between Popcorn, Sweet Corn and Field Corn

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