Tag: corn

Corn Heads to the Classroom

As area schools resume for the spring semester, McLean County Ag in the Classroom is donating 384 gallons of hand sanitizer made from corn for use by local students and staff. “Corn is the top crop grown in McLean County and we’re pleased to donate a useful product to our local schools made from central … Read More

PLUMMETING FUEL DEMAND HITS US FARMS AS PLANTING SEASON BEGINS

In 2018, the United States exported about 1.7 billion gallons of ethanol to more than 80 countries. That amount is expected to drop this year, a troubling sign for U.S. farmers beginning a planting season in the country that produces the world’s largest amount of corn, and ethanol. (Voice of America)  

ANALYSTS PREDICT LOWEST U.S. CORN YIELD IN 7 YEARS

This year’s crops will see the lowest corn yield in seven years and the lowest soybean yield in six years, according to AccuWeather’s latest analysis of crop production. AccuWeather analysts predict this year’s corn yield will be 13.07 billion bushels, a decline of 9.8 percent from last year’s yield and 5.8 percent lower than the … Read More