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In recent years, the U.S. has consistently produced over 300 million metric tons (MT) of corn annually.
For example, in the 2020/2021 marketing year, the U.S. corn production was estimated at around 360 million MT, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
To put it into perspective, the Empire State Building in New York City weighs approximately 365,000 metric tons.
The production of 360 million metric tons of corn is equivalent to the weight of nearly 987 Empire State Buildings.
Corn is grown in several states across the country, with the top corn-producing states being Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Indiana. These states have favorable climatic and soil conditions for corn cultivation.