There’s nothing like fresh sweet corn on the cob during the summer! However, the sweet corn we eat only makes up about one percent of corn grown nationwide. The rest is field corn.
Last year, growers in the Texas Panhandle produced more than 190 million bushels of corn. Almost all of that corn goes to feed livestock, but it also can turn up in products we use every day such as adhesives, plastic products, and even crayons.
Most of the corn grown in Texas never leaves the state – or even the High Plains, for that matter. Texas is a corn deficit state, which means there’s more livestock in Texas than there is corn to feed the livestock.
For KCBD Spotlight on Agriculture and Plains Cotton Growers, I’m Mary Jane Buerkle.
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