You probably know that corn is both fed to livestock and turned into ethanol, but there are some other uses that may surprise you.
Did you know that corn is found in aspirin, fireworks, compostable plastics, bandages, cosmetics, hand soap, chewing gum, diapers, and so much more?
Corn is an incredible resource. It is versatile, renewable, and abundant. America’s farmers consistently produce a surplus of corn – plenty for all uses!
In Ohio specifically, approximately 1/3 of our annual harvest is fed to livestock, 1/3 is used for ethanol production, and 1/3 is exported to other markets. And since corn is a fungible commodity, Ohio farmers benefit from all other uses as well.
If you want to know more about how America’s corn crop is used and exported, check out https://ncga.com/world-of-corn-iframe/#/.
To learn about the corn trade and why exports are a vital part of Ohio’s corn economy, visit https://grains.org/learn-about-trade/.