Corn has long been recognized as a versatile crop that goes into essential everyday items. With innovations in farming and the production of environmentally friendly corn-made ethanol, Nebraska’s corn farmers are actively protecting the future of our planet.
Learn more about our continued efforts to improve sustainable farming practices.
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KERNEL OF TRUTH:
Today’s growers produce 5 times more corn than we did in the 1930s. But use 20% less land to do it.
The versatility of corn is a marvel. From innovative biofuels to cattle feed, Nebraska corn powers industries across the state. Learn more about some of the key elements that make corn such an important part of our economy.
America’s Corn Belt emits more oxygen than the Amazon Rainforest, helping produce cleaner air for our planet.
IN NEBRASKA, OUR GAS IS GREENER
Ethanol is an important biofuel processed using Nebraska corn. As a high-octane, clean-burning renewable fuel added to gasoline, ethanol improves air quality, engine performance and has a reduced environmental impact compared to regular gasoline all at a lower cost per gallon.
Through responsible stewardship, new genetics and improved management practices, Nebraska corn farmers are growing more corn with less. Less fertilizer, chemicals, water, land and, most importantly, less impact on the environment.