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In Washington, D.C., issues currently being monitored are the Renewable Fuels Standard, implementation of the Farm Bill and the Waters of the United States ruling.  In 2012, the MCGA hosted a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at the Michigan Corn office. In the past year, members have also met with legislators during the NCGA Corn Congress in Washington D.C., provided committee testimony on the Farm Bill and other issues, participated in Ag Day at the Capitol and hosted legislative farm tours.

Corn Production

How much corn is grown in the United States?

In 2014, farmers grew more than 14.2 billion bushels of corn on 83 million acres of land.
Source: USDA

How much corn is grown in Michigan?

Michigan's corn farmers harvested the largest crop on record in 2014, with a total production of more than 355 million bushels.
Source: USDA

How much corn is grown on one acre?

Last year, the national average was 171 bushels per acre while the average yield in Michigan was estimated 161 bushels per acre.
Source: USDA