Ohio corn quick facts
Agriculture is Ohio’s largest industry, earning over $124 billion annually on 76,900 farms in the state.
More than $1 million is being invested by Ohio’s agricultural organizations to conduct on-farm, edge-of-field testing to determine exactly how nutrients are getting into Ohio’s waterways.
Farmers are creating customized nutrient management plans, utilizing the best farming practices to keep nutrients out of waterways and in their fields.
Ethanol provides three times more energy than required to produce it, while consuming less water than other fuels.
Ohio corn is used for feed, fuel, and other renewable products.
33% of Ohio’s corn crop is used to make ethanol. Over 95% of all U.S. fuel contains 10% ethanol.
In 2021, Ohio’s farmers harvested over 1,437 hectares of corn. That’s about 154,677,393 square feet of corn!
The use of fuels containing ethanol blends reduce toxic tailpipe emissions by up to 50%.
Bt corn, used to control insects that damage corn, reduced the need for herbicides. Herbicide-tolerant corn allows less tilling of the soil, resulting in a 58% reduction in soil loss from 1980–2015.
A kernel of corn contains many nutrients, from water to carbohydrates. Investigate what makes up a kernel of corn.
Most Ohioans are familiar with the delicious sweet corn we enjoy each year. However, there are actually seven different types of corn, each with a unique appearance and purpose.
Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGs), a co-product of ethanol production, are a nutrient-rich feed source for livestock.
Demand for corn as a feed source for several types of livestock has been increasing in recent years.
Ethanol is a high octane, low carbon fuel source. It is the lowest cost, most efficient, environmentally-friendly fuel option on the market.
A single bushel of corn could provide one of four essential product categories.