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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Corn′ Belt`


n.
a region in the midwestern U.S., esp. Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, excellent for raising corn and cornfed livestock.
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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
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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.
But there's also an east-west divide shaping up in the Corn Belt, with fields in better shape the further west you move.
The weather outlook for the Midwest is generally favorable, with slightly below-normal temperatures ideal for reproductive corn and soybeans, although pockets of unfavorable dryness persist in the corn belt, according to a daily US Department of Agriculture (USDA) weather report.
Planting in the western corn belt and northern Great Plains is mostly complete.
The standard, which expires in 2022, was established in 2007 to boost the Corn Belt economy and help wean the country off of fossil fuels.
The highest values were to be found in the Corn Belt region, which averaged $6,430 per acre.
This is important as rents are the single largest expense ag producers have and nearly 70% of the farmland is now rented in the Corn Belt.
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.
With the country's corn harvest more than a quarter complete and nearly half this year's soybeans picked, increasing attention is being focused on the major railroads in Corn Belt and Great Plains states, with many still questioning whether the carriers will be able to handle what is forecast to be a record harvest.