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Markets for Corn Evaporate During Pandemic

More than two-thirds of corn grown in U.S. goes to feed livestock or make ethanol

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The market for corn has evaporated during the coronavirus pandemic, and farmers worry they'll be unable to sell this year's harvest, reports UPI.

More than two-thirds of the corn grown in the United States goes either to feed livestock or make ethanol, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Both those industries are taking severe hits during the pandemic.

Ethanol production has been cut nearly in half since February, and more than a dozen slaughterhouses have closed due to workers becoming sick.

In addition, corn exports have ground nearly to a halt as port workers around the world stay home to avoid contracting the virus.

Read the full report at UPI.

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