Monday, July 27, 2015
Iowa's Most Abundant Grain Crop Looks Great During the Summer of 2015
This is Iowa. We are situated in the western corn belt of the United States. The state's soil type and near perfect growing conditions help produce record or near record amounts of corn annually. Most of the corn you see throughout the state is used as feed or turned into ethanol. However Iowa's sweet corn is some of the best around.
According to the USDA in 2014, Iowa corn farmers grew almost 2.4 billion bushels of corn on 13.2 million acres of land. This year (2015) Iowa is projected to grow over 2.3 billion bushels of corn on 12.6 million acres of land.