7 Facts About Field Corn


Aw shucks! Did you know that some of the corn you see growing across the state is not actually the sweet corn you can eat? Field corn, also known as dent corn because each kernel has a tiny dent, is grown as a grain used in livestock feed, ethanol production and food ingredients such as corn cereal, starch, oil and syrup. Learn more about this N.C. crop:

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Photo by Jeffrey S. Otto

Corn ranks second among North Carolina’s top crops.

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