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Mar 4 2020

States That Produce The Most Corn (2020)

states that produce the most corn

With more than 90 million acres of land planted with corn and 10 to 20 percent of annual production exported every year, the United States is the world’s largest producer of corn. In 2019, the United States produced a total of around 13.7 billion bushels of corn - but what individual states actually produce the most of this commodity?

Although corn can be found planted in nearly every state, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Midwestern states carry the majority of US crop production. The Corn Belt states of Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota were the top four corn producing states in 2019, all producing over 1 billion bushels of corn each, according to the USDA. These 4 states collectively produced around 7.5 billion bushels of corn, accounting for about 55% of overall corn production in the United States. Iowa was the winner when it came to which state in the country produced the most corn with a whopping 2.5 billion bushels.

states that produce the most corn

2020 Corn Production By State

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corn prices by state

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Which state produced the most corn in 2019? Iowa

What is the value of corn produced in the United States in 2019? The value of corn produced in the United States in 2019 is approximately $51 billion dollars

How many states produced over 1 billion bushels of corn in 2019? Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Minnesota

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