National Corn Growers releases World of Corn report
Online report includes information on biotech and ethanol
U.S. corn farmers harvested a record 14.2 billion bushels of corn in 2014, with a record national average yield of 171 bushels per acre.
“America’s corn farmers worked tirelessly in 2014 to grow a record crop,” NCGA President Chip Bowling and CEO Chris Novak write in the report’s introduction. “The unparalleled abundance has positive implications for every American. From a driver filling up a car to a shopper buying wholesome, nutritious (food) for a family, the incredible innovation in American agriculture improves lives across the country.”
The report covers statistics and information about U.S. production, global production, a consumption overview, consumption of food and feed.
At a glance, the report says:
- 90.6 million acres of corn were planted
- 83.1 million acres were harvested
- 14.2 billion bushels were produced
- $51.9 billion was the corn crop value
- $3.65 was the average price per bushel
U.S. crop acres harvested (1,000 acre):
- Corn (grain): 83,136
- Corn (silage): 6,371
- Soybeans: 83,061
- Wheat: 46,381
2014 crop value, in billions
- Corn: $51.89
- Soybeans: $40.48
- Wheat: $12.36
The world’s total corn production was 38,898 million bushels.