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This page was updated October 2008

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ANSWER: Field Corn in the Husk

About Corn - from the Nebraska Corn Board

Nebraska, known as the "Cornhusker State", is the third largest corn-producing state in the United States. Nebraska is also the number one irrigated corn state in the nation."

There are more than 3,500 different uses for corn products and more are being found each day. These range from aspirin to shaving cream, from latex paint to disposable diapers.

For Nebraska corn producers, 22% of the corn they grow is fed directly to livestock here in Nebraska. Ethanol, along with other industrial uses, represents over 43 percent of Nebraska corn usage. About 20 percent of corn produced in Nebraska is exported out of state, but remains in the U.S. Foreign exports of Nebraska corn, account for about 6 percent of Nebraska corn usage.

Learn more....visit the Nebraska Corn Board Web site HERE

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