NORTH DAKOTA

CORN INDUSTRY

1,300
KERNELS IN A POUND OF CORN
800
KERNELS IN AN EAR OF CORN
DID YOU KNOW?

AN AVERAGE AMERICAN FARMER PROVIDES FOOD FOR 129 PEOPLE PER YEAR, 97 AMERICANS & 32 PEOPLE ELSEWHERE!

TERMINOLOGY

CORN-BASED ETHANOL

Ethanol fuel derived from corn

ETHANOL

A corn-based renewable fuel–used in many vehicles as a fuel source–a common blend is E-85

TRAITED HYBRIDS

Corn seed with different traits, such as Roundup Ready

VOLUNTEER CORN

Corn that comes up in fields planted to crops other than corn

LEARN MORE

7,280,000 kernels of corn equals 100 bushels. Corn has many uses besides food, such as amino acids and vitamins. Corn is a major component in many food items: cereal, peanut butter, snack foods, soft drinks, and more!

ETHANOL IN ND

  • North Dakota ethanol plants employ nearly 200 workers & the industry employs over 10,000 people across the state
  • The ND ethanol plants have the capacity to produce more than 400 million gallons of ethanol/year
  • Each bushel of corn processed by ND ethanol plants produces 2.8 gallons of ethanol
  • An average ethanol plant in ND contributes more than $60 million to the state and local economy