Corn Belt


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Corn Belt

 (kôrn)
An agricultural region of the central United States primarily in Iowa and Illinois but also including parts of Indiana, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio. The chief products of the area are corn and corn-fed livestock.

Corn′ Belt`


n.
a region in the midwestern U.S., esp. Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, excellent for raising corn and cornfed livestock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Corn Belt - the midwestern states where corn is grownCorn Belt - the midwestern states where corn is grown; Iowa and Illinois are excellent for raising corn and corn-fed livestock
Hoosier State, Indiana, IN - a state in midwestern United States
Hawkeye State, IA, Iowa - a state in midwestern United States
References in classic literature ?
Sartorial magicians in Chicago had not yet won over the young men of the great corn belt, with their snappy lines and style for the millions.
Switchgrass is high-yielding over much of the country--from 7 to 16 tons an acre in the Southeast, to 5 to 6 tons in the western Corn Belt, to 1 to 4 tons in North Dakota.
A USDA report estimates agricultural production losses from Hurricane Katrina and the drought in the eastern Corn Belt to be nearly $900,-000,000.
Corn stover management is an area of growing concern for growers in high-yielding areas of the Corn Belt, they add.
The closure of the facility results primarily from the underutilization of the Memphis plant and its location away from the corn belt.
The USA Corn Belt was examined to assess the impacts of observed climate change on corn production for the period 1960-2012.
Corn Belt in early July, over a period from 2007 to 2011, the region boasted "more photosynthetic activity than any other spot on Earth.
Data showed that fluorescence from the Corn Belt, which extends from Ohio to Nebraska and Kansas, peaks in July at levels 40 percent greater than those observed in the Amazon.
Scientists believe that the dead zone is caused when nitrogen-based fertilizer washes off farm fields in the Midwest Corn Belt and ends up in the Mississippi River, which flows into the Gulf.
Traders cited the excessively wet spring and massive flooding in the central Corn belt.
As spring turned into summer, the thermometer began to rise across the Corn Belt.
com)-- Three new corn genetic platforms designed to deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments in the Western Corn Belt are now available from Hoegemeyer Hybrids for the 2012 growing season.