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Corn Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Corn Farming Market Research Report | NAICS 11115 | Mar 2016

Take the field: Industry demand is expected to bounce back from recent declines

IBISWorld’s Corn Farming market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$49bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-9.8%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
247,550
Businesses
112,563
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Corn Farming industry declined over the five years to 2016, falling from historic highs. New federal regulations created a significant new market for corn, leading corn production to skyrocket in the early part of the past five years. Yet this increase in production has eventually led to an oversupply of the crop, especially as downstream biofuel production has slowed since 2013 due to market saturation. Nevertheless, global demand for corn has renewed. Corn for use as a biofuel input and also as an animal feed input has increased in foreign countries. During the next five years, the industry is expected to bounce back from the lows experienced in 2015 and 2016... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Corn used in livestock feed

Livestock feed is expected to account for about 44.6% of production. Typically, this product range does not carry a high profit margin because it is sold to livestock farmers or even used within the same farm to feed cattle. Demand for this variety of corn is driven by the size of and activity within the animal farming industries. Corn for livestock decreased as a share of production, as increasing prices turned livestock farmers away from the crop and toward lower-price alternatives like hay or feed mixtures.

Corn used in biofuel production

Corn farmers increasingly dedicate their land to cultivating high-value corn varieties with greater oil content, for use in biofuel production... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Corn Farming Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily grow corn (except sweet corn) and produce corn seeds. Corn commonly refers to the grains or kernels of the tall annual cereal grass, Zea mays, and is a staple cereal in many parts of the world. In the United States, it is most commonly used as livestock feed and in the production of ethanol, sweeteners, oil and other products.

Industry Products
Corn used in livestock feedCorn seeds for sowingCorn used in food and alcoholCorn used in biofuel production
 
Industry Activities
Growing a variety of corn (except sweet corn)Producing corn seeds


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