Corn: It's Everything

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Corn Facts


  • Iowa has approximately 87,500 farms. More than 97 percent of those farms are owned by farm families.
  • Iowa ranks number one in producing corn, soybeans, hogs, eggs, ethanol and Dry Distillers Grain Solubles (DDGS) which serve as a premium source of protein for livestock. It also ranks fourth in beef cattle.
  • In 2015, Iowa farmers produced more than 2.51 billion bushels of corn for grain according to the U.S. Department of Agricultural Statistics Service.

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