About Field Corn
- Field corn is a member of the grass family, grows 5-12 feet tall. Each plant produces kernels that are filled with starch and have a hard shell.
- Field Corn is planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.
- In 2019, Illinois field corn produced an average of 181 bushels per acre (1 bushel= 56 pounds).
- More than 94% of corn grown in the United States is field corn.
- Field corn is grown in nearly every U.S. state.
- Field corn is used in about 4,000 different every-day products.
- About 12% of field corn grown in the U.S. is exported to other countries.
- Animal Feed
- Consumer Products: shampoo, textiles, diapers, plastics, and more
- Food Products: corn syrup, cereal, beverages/alcohol