The numbers are coming in for the Nebraska corn crop and once again they are staggering.
Did you Know:
There will be about 1.52 BILLION Bushels of corn harvested in 2011 in Nebraska alone!
The corn is what we call "field corn". The corn used for human consumption IS NOT this corn.
There are roughly 9 million acres of corn planted each year in Nebraska!
Those acres remove 72 MILLION TONS of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere each year...or more than 9 million cars worth!
There are about 26,000 farmers in Nebraska.
There are roughly 66 MILLION cattle fed annually in Nebraska! That's a lot of steaks and hamburgers!
The corn raised in Nebraska goes primarily to feed cattle, buffalo, hogs, chickens, and Ethanol.
The numbers and information you hear on the national media about corn usage are almost never accurate!
You can learn more at www.nebraskacorn.org