Big Business: Inside the Corn Industry, 1st Edition

  • Andrea Pelleschi
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1624022936
  • ISBN-13: 9781624022937
  • DDC: 338.173150
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn's many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Family Farms.
2: Forming the Corn Belt.
3: A Growing Industry.
4: Growing and Harvesting Corn.
5: Processing Corn.
6: Ethanol.
7: Environmental Issues.
8: The Economy and Corn.
9: The Future of Corn.
Corn Production 2015.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.