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Friday, May 2, 2014

USDA Releases 2012 Census Data to Provide Snapshot of Kentucky Corn

The USDA released the full report from the 2012 Agriculture Census. Here is a snapshot of Kentucky's corn industry: 

The number of Kentucky farmers selling corn for grain went from 7,107 in 2007 to 9,642 in 2012. That is a 36% increase.

Income received from corn sales by Kentucky farmers rose 25%. Kentucky farmers received $693.6 million in 2012, compared to $553.1 million in 2007. 

Irrigated acres increased slightly. In 2007, 22,483 corn acres were irrigated (1.7% of harvested acres). In 2012, 31,658 corn acres were irrigated (2% of harvested acres). 

KyCorn also updated its data charts to include 2013 reports:

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