Corn Sustainability

Corn is a major global crop grown for food and non-food uses. It serves as a key source of nutrition for people and animals, and is widely used in a range of industrial and consumer products, including biofuels and plastics.

U.S. corn production is based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations that guarantee high environmental standards and legal compliance in farming.

Furthermore, U.S. corn farmers are careful stewards of the land, quick to embrace new technologies and willing to adopt improved production practices. This has led to multi-decade efficiency improvements in use of soil, water, land and other natural  resources. Visit Sustainable Corn Exports for an in-depth view of U.S. corn sustainability.


U.S. corn farmers are committed to continuous improvement in the production of corn, a versatile crop providing abundant high-quality food, feed, renewable energy, biobased products, and ecosystem services. This commitment is reflected across the corn industry’s key reports, environmental performance measurement frameworks, and the tools developed to facilitate international trade

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