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National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) reports:

U.S. corn farmers soared to new heights in 2013, growing the largest crop on record, at 13.9 billion bushels. To celebrate these heroics, the National Corn Growers Association delves into the facts about corn production, use and offers a historical comparison in its newest edition of the World of Corn.

This statistical look at the corn industry, both domestic and worldwide, features a wide array of information on corn production and usage. In addition to the traditional statistics guide, this year's distribution included a compendium edition which brought back Captain Cornelius for an educational comic exploring how corn benefits our world in so many ways.

"In 2013, America's farmers showed how, with resilience and resolve, they truly are heroes," NCGA President Martin Barbre and Chief Executive Officer Rick Tolman note in the introduction.

"Following a year of record drought and confronting a late, wet planting season, these strong, independent men and women worked tirelessly to plant a crop that would produce an unparalleled abundance. Their hard work and determination provide our nation with the corn that fuels our economy, feeds our people and drives innovation. Exhibiting both character and excellence, corn farmers provide the uniquely American crop that drives our country's unequalled success," said Tolman.

World of Corn is a respected collection of the most important statistics about corn production, exports and consumption, providing key information in a readable format, comparing numbers and trends across the years.

Again this year, NCGA proudly offers an interactive online presentation of the World of Corn that allows users to easily locate information or to explore the limitless possibilities the crop offers at their leisure. The format offers improved navigability with an elegant user interface. Additionally, a digital version of the Captain Cornelius Corn Day Celebration comic can be found online also.

This year's publication, which was generously co-sponsored by Monsanto, was distributed in select Farm Futures publications and at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. A special edition of the World of Corn featuring statistics in metric measurements will soon follow.

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