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SD Corn Utilization Council Actively Working to Prioritize the Discovery of New Products and Uses of Corn

Welcome to Corn Comments, I’m DaNita Murray, Executive Director at South Dakota Corn. We are brought to you by the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, a volunteer group of farmers who promote corn marketing in this state, the US and around the globe.

Based upon the most recent public projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is not out of the range of possibility that the US might have over a 3 billion bushel carryout for 2024/2025 if corn yields are above average. Needless to say, new uses are a top priority for state corn checkoffs across the western and traditional corn belt.

In addition, growers need new uses and markets for corn to help offset productivity increases, increased competition and the uncertainties of existing markets. For instance, corn yields in the U.S. have increased around 2 bushels per acre per year since the 1950s and well over that amount in certain time periods.

The SD Corn Utilization Council is actively working to prioritize the discovery of new products and uses of corn that will help to create new markets.

Stay tuned for more updates on this and other important topics.