Sunday, October 7, 2007

A-maize-ing Fact - One Bushel of Corn

 Ear of Corn Food vs. Fuel Amazing CornCorn is an a-maize-ing and versatile crop in America and around the world. But most people do not realize just how much corn is in just one bushel of corn that is sold by a farmer for just a few dollars. #2 dent corn, or "field corn" has a variety of uses and is a bountiful crop. So here are a few a-maiz-ing facts about that one bushel.

One bushel of field corn is 56 pounds and provides:

31.5 pounds of Starch or 33 pounds of Sweetener or 2.8 Gallons of Ethanol


13.5 pounds of Gluten Feed
2.6 pounds of Gluten Meal
and 1.5 pounds of Corn Oil

As we've reported here at FoodandFuelAmerica many times, critics who argue that corn ethanol leads to starvation, just don't know the facts about the production and processing of corn. Valuable co-products of the ethanol process, like Dried Distillers Grains, allow valuable animal nutrients to continue to feed the livestock industry. it's not Food or Fuel, it's Food AND Fuel!

Source: National Corn Growers Association

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