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.

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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.
Harvest of Hazards: Family Farming, Accidents, and Expertise in the Corn Belt, 1940-1975
The acquired locations will increase its retail presence close to its manufacturing facilities in Western Canada, where it can optimize freight and handling and in the US Corn Belt, added the company's president and CEO, Chuck Magro.
In the eastern Corn Belt, grain cooperatives were also dealt a storm of additional losses, including sharply lower agronomy sales and reduced custom applications resulting from excessive rains last summer that kept applicators out of fields.
Showers across the US corn belt have this week brought relief to areas where soil moisture has been waning in the heat, and more rain is expected this weekend.
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.
This is one reason so much of the grain produced in the north and west of the Corn Belt ends up going through the states of Washington and Oregon to get to Japan," Rabobank explained.
The Corn Belt and Northern Plains regions illustrate the distribution of payments in regions where "program commodities" dominate the production systems, whereas the Lake States and PNW represent more diverse regions less dominated by those commodities.
The majority of the advertising this year has been in the upper Mid west Corn Belt area.
31 million acres, or 2,046-square miles, have been converted from grasslands to corn or soybeans between 2006-2011 in the western corn belt.
As spring turned into summer, the thermometer began to rise across the Corn Belt.