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Corn Farming in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Corn Farming in the US

The Corn Farming industry declined over the five years to 2018, falling from historic highs. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 provided the impetus for the United States to begin weaning itself off its heavy dependence on foreign oil and to begin using corn as a renewable energy source to make ethanol instead. This increase in production eventually led to an oversupply of the crop, especially as downstream biofuel production slowed since 2013 due to market saturation. Nevertheless, global demand for corn has renewed. Corn for use as a biofuel input and also as an animal feed input has increased in foreign countries over the past five years as both biofuel production and livestock farming have expanded. The industry is expected to bounce back from the lows of the previous five-year period. Planted acreage will decrease, leading to a slight decrease in production volumes, which will in turn reduce oversupply and create healthy demand for the crop.

Operators in this industry primarily grow corn (except sweet corn) and produce corn seeds. Corn commonly refers to the grains or kernels of the tall annual cereal grass Zea mays, a staple cereal in many parts of the world. In the United States, it is most commonly used as livestock feed and in the production of ethanol, sweeteners, oil and other products.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Price of corn
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To ...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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