corn : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
- n the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
- n ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
- n a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
- n (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
- n whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
- n something sentimental or trite
that movie was pure corn
- v feed (cattle) with corn
- v preserve with salt
- The demonstration made in various places last week over the first publication of a book, a magazine and a newspaper printed on paper made from corn stalks was rather perfervid.
- A new ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association claims that high-fructose corn syrup is not as fattening as you think.
- As dawn broke over Illinois' cornlands last week, Farmer John Landers, 38, who owns 400 acres near Grand Ridge, opened wide the throttle of his big International tractor and roared .
News & Articles
- Exports: Corn sales set 10-week low
Corn net sales dipped this week, falling by 24,730 MT to 81,500 MT, according to the USDA’s latest “U.S. Export Sales” report released on Thursday. This is a 10-week low and 23 percent lower than the yearly average.
June 13, 2013 - Dairy Herd
- USDA reduces corn crop to reflect wet spring, record crop still expected
Corn farmers are feeling the impact of a cool, wet spring but are still expected to bring in a record crop this year.
June 13, 2013 - KTIV Sioux City
- Corn prices fall after Department of Agriculture predicts record crop this year
Corn prices are ending sharply lower after the Department of Agriculture predicted a record crop and large supplies of the grain. The actively traded December contract for corn fell 13.25 cents, or 2.4 percent, to $5.375 a bushel.
June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
- Barack Obama in AHN
What began as a whisper in Springfield soon carried across the corn fields of Iowa, where farmers and factory workers; students and seniors stood up in numbers we've never seen,Obama added. "They stood up to say that maybe this year, we...
- Ed Rendell in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
We could be to cellulosic ethanol what Iowa is to corn-based ethanol,said Rendell, noting the economic boost Iowa gets from producing ethanol the conventional way.
- Jane Harman in KSTP.com
Our enthusiasm for corn ethanol deserves a second look. That's all I'm saying, a second look,said Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., at a House hearing Tuesday where the impact of ethanol on soaring food costs was given a wide airing.