- Corn is the most widely produced feed grain in the United States, accounting for more than 90 percent of total value and production of feed grains.
- Around 80 million acres of land are planted to corn, with the majority of the crop grown in the Heartland region.
- Most of the crop is used as the main energy ingredient in livestock feed.
- Corn is also processed into a multitude of food and industrial products including starch, sweeteners, corn oil, beverage and industrial alcohol, and fuel ethanol.
- The United States is a major player in the world corn trade market, with approximately 20 percent of the corn crop exported to other countries.
ERS analyzes events in the domestic and global corn markets that influence supply, demand, trade, and prices.
USDA Feed Grain Baseline, 2010-19 (September
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