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U.S. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Production Statistics (1993 - 1997)

Sweet corn is one of the most popular vegetables in the U.S. Among vegetables for fresh consumption, sweet corn ranks 6th in value in the U.S. (after head lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and cantaloup(e)s). Leading producers of sweet corn for fresh market in the U.S. in 1997 were Florida, California, Georgia, New York and Ohio. The total U.S. acreage of fresh market sweet corn harvested in 1997 was 222,800 acres, yielding a total of 22,587,000 cwt (average yield = 101 cwt/acre), with a total value of $398,279,000. In 1997, production of fresh market sweet corn was down about 0.5% from 1996.

The following data shows production (cwt), harvested acres, yield (cwt/acre) and total value ($) of the fresh market sweet corn crop for the major fresh market sweet corn producing states for the period 1993 to 1997.

U.S. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Production (1993 - 1997)

U.S. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Harvested Acres (1993 - 1997)

U.S. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Yields (1993 - 1997)

U.S. Fresh Market Sweet Corn Value (1993 - 1997)

(the above statistics are derived from the USDA Economic and Statistics System)

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