Key Issues

366,000 Jobs Supported
In 2018, the U.S. ethanol industry helped support nearly 366,000 direct and indirect jobs.

$45b Added to GDP
Ethanol contributed more than $45 billion to the Gross Domestic Product and added $24 billion to household income.

Ethanol News

36% Emissions Decrease
Corn production has seen a 36 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions per bushel.

44% Energy Use Decrease
The energy used to produce a bushel of corn has decreased by 44 percent.

Sustainability News

$4.56B USMCA Valuation
In 2018, 21.4 million metric tons of corn and corn co-products were exported to Mexico and Canada, valued at $4.56 billion.

36,480 Jobs Supported
These exports produced $5.79 billion in economic activity, supported 36,480 jobs and 300,000 farms.

Trade News

18Farm Bills
The Farm Bill was first passed in 1933 as part of the New Deal. Since that time, Congress has passed 18 farm bills, greatly expanding the legislation’s reach.

36,480 Jobs Supported
The most recent farm bill includes 12 titles ranging from commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, rural development, research, energy to crop insurance.

Farm Bill News

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National Corn Yield Contest Interactive Results Tool

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CORN Economy

View content curated by NCGA's Lead Economist, Krista Swanson.

Breaking Down 5 Projections in the USDA 2024 Corn Outlook
USDA released the Grains and Oilseeds Outlook this week providing an initial look at the 2024/25 marketing year projections that include lower production, greater domestic use, increased exports, and higher ending stocks as compared to the current 2023/24 market years.
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Climate, Conflict, & Currency Impact Cost Competitiveness for U.S. Corn Exports
A combination of climate, conflict, and currency values are factors in cost competitiveness that impacts transits and overall U.S. corn exports. Climate Climate conditions brought widespread drought to the United States Corn Belt in 2023.
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