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2014-07-11 23:02:26

The high prices of the past five years are therefore expected to fall in the early part of the next five years, leading farmers to limit their cropland devoted to corn and focus on higher-margin crops. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Corn Farming industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The Corn Farming industry experienced solid growth during the five years to 2014 on the heels of fresh biofuel...

Genetically Modified Sweet Corn Better For Environment, Safer For Farm Workers
2013-10-07 08:07:57

Entomological Society of America Since 1996, corn containing a gene that allows it to create a protein that is toxic to certain insects, yet safe for human consumption, has been grown in the United States. However, most of this "Bt corn" has been used for animal feed or processed into corn meal, starch, or other products. Although varieties of sweet corn (corn on the cob) have existed since the late 1990s, relatively few acres have been planted. Due to pressure from activist groups,...

2013-08-06 23:01:32

Heirloom Market & Café in Thomson, IL is proud to start selling sweet corn that they have planted by hand, weeded by hand, and picked by hand without the use of harmful chemicals. Thomson, IL (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The Heirloom Market & Café recently started featuring local sweet corn for sale in their market, but there is actually a story behind this particular sweet corn operation. When people go to the grocery story to purchase sweet corn they very seldom have an...

Study Finds More Antioxidants In Popcorn Than In Fruit
2012-03-26 05:09:53

Popcorn's reputation as a healthy snack food was bolstered even further Sunday with the release of a study that discovered the popular movie-time munchies actually have more of a specific type of antioxidant than many fruits and vegetables. As part of the research, Dr. Joe Vinson and colleagues from the University of Scranton analyzed four different types of popcorn -- two of which were air-popped and the other two were prepared in microwaves -- and measured the amount of the antioxidants...

2012-01-23 21:49:29

New University of Illinois sweet corn research shows that higher yield and profitability are possible with greater plant populations of certain hybrids. Although it's a common practice to study plant populations in field corn, U of I associate professor of crop sciences and USDA-ARS ecologist Marty Williams, said almost no research exists for determining the number of plants needed to optimize yield in processing sweet corn, which accounts for most of the U.S. sweet corn acreage. "The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.