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ICPB showcasing innovative corn uses at 2024 Commodity Classic

Industry leaders and U.S. corn farmers will share insights on advancing the corn sector's sustainability and profitability.

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The Iowa Corn Promotion Board is set to hold a press conference at the upcoming Commodity Classic event on February 29, 2024, focusing on new and innovative uses of corn. Scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, the conference will feature U.S. corn farmer representatives and industry leaders, who will discuss the evolving landscape of the corn industry and its increasing global demand.

Stan Nelson, President of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and a local farmer from Middletown, Iowa, highlights the significance of this event. "As we witness a surge in corn carryout, it's crucial to focus on innovation and demand growth to secure the future profitability of U.S. corn growers and contribute to national economic growth," he stated.

Corn farming, a critical sector in U.S. agriculture, covers nearly 100 million acres across the country. Its usage is diverse: about 48% of corn production goes to animal feed, 30% to biofuels, and the remaining 22% is earmarked for exports and other purposes. The Midwest remains a stronghold for corn production, ensuring the survival of rural communities and bolstering state and national economies.

The press conference, to be held in Room 351 A-C of the Convention Center's third floor, is a pivotal moment for the corn industry, offering insights into sustainable and profitable agricultural practices and the future of corn usage on a global scale.

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