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How Many Acres To Plant?


March 14, 2019

Elaine Kub talks about margins in farming.

Wayne Humphries, President of Iowa Corn Board opened the 2019 Paullina Crop Fair held Thursday March 7. His entertaining overview of the activities of individuals involved with the Corn Board reinforced what Iowans already know: Iowa is the world's corn Mecca. Statistically, Iowa produces 2 billions bushels of corn per year out of a national production of 14 billion bushels. Out of the national production, 40% is used to blend into ethanol. Of the 15 billion gallons of ethanol produced in the U.S. each year, about 1.6 billion of those gallons are exported.

Humphries went on to talk about t...

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