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: