• Corn

  • Corn fuels the growth of nations around the world as a food source, a feedstock, a fuel, a fiber, an ingredient in building materials and pharmaceuticals, and much more. There are currently more than 4,200 different uses for corn products and more are found each day. 

    Corn planting usually begins around the end of February in Texas, and is most active in March and April. Planting usually concludes by May 15, although depending on weather, it could stretch into the summer months. In Texas, there is a large window for corn harvest,which usually begins sometime in late August but can vary depending on weather.

    According to a National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) report, Texas corn production is forecast at 286 million bushels. This forecast is a three percent increase from last year's production. Based on Oct. 1, 2014 conditions, statewide yields are expected to average 148 bushels per acre. That is 10 bushels more than 2013.


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    Facts and information: National Agricultural Statistics Service,National Corn Growers Association, and Texas Peanut Producers Board
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