Wisconsin Corn Facts

Acres of Corn Harvested for Grain: 3 million acres

Acres of Corn Harvested for Silage: Approximately 1.0 million acres

Number of Wisconsin farms growing corn for sale: 15,000

Bushels Harvested: 485 million bushels

Yield: 156 bushels per acre

2014 Price: $4.10 per bushel

Value of Corn Crop: $1.8 billion

Highest County Production:
Total: Dane, Grant, Rock, Lafayette, Columbia
Yield: Grant, Dane, Lafayette, Rock

Wisconsin Ranks 9th in National Production

Uses (2014):

• Livestock feed: 47% (6.6 billion bushels, includes 1.1 bb in distillers grain from ethanol)
• Ethanol: 29% (3.9 billion bushels)
• Exports: 13% (1.7 bb, mostly as livestock feed)
• Food: 10% (1.3 bb goes into sweetener, starch and food)

Other Corn Facts

Bushel = 56 pounds / 85 ears of corn / 72,800 kernels of corn
An ear of corn has 860 kernels
1 pound of corn has 1,300 kernels
# of ears in an acre: 28,900
# of plants in an acre: 29,100
1 Bushel Makes: 2.8 gallons of ethanol / 18 pounds of animal feed


Wisconsin Corn Facts provided by USDA NASS-Wisconsin Ag Statistics Service

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Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

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