Corn - Production and Exports

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Although corn (or maize, as it's known throughout much of the world) has the honor of being grown in nearly all 50 states, its production is primarily concentrated in the northern and Midwestern states—collectively known as the U.S. Corn Belt.

In the 2016/2017 crop marketing year, (Sept. 1- Aug. 31) the United States grew over 15.1 billion bushels (385 million metric tons) of corn and roughly 14 percent of production was exported to more than 100 different countries. 

Mexico (24 percent), Japan (23 percent) and South Korea (10 percent) made up the top three of U.S. corn destinations.