from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing corn: as, a corn-growing country.


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  • Pawlenty pledged to phase out ethanol subsidies, speaking in the corn-growing state of Iowa and casting himself as a truth-teller willing to level with the American people about the sacrifices needed to tame the $1.5 trillion budget deficit.

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  • He also ducked a question about whether he would support ethanol subsidies, which are opposed in tea-party circles but generally favored in corn-growing Iowa.

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  • Mr. Pawlenty, speaking in the corn-growing state of Iowa, used his ethanol stance as a contrast to Mr. Obama, who he said had failed to level with Americans about the tough choices needed to get the nation back on track.

    Pawlenty Goes on Offense

  • EROI values calculated in the spatial analysis ranged from 0.36 in less optimal corn-growing areas, for example southern Texas, to 1.18 in optimal areas, for example Nebraska (Fig. 2).


  • The Midwest corn-growing region has expanded north and west into South Dakota and North Dakota, and even into Manitoba, displacing less profitable crops such as wheat.

    Plant-Zone Map a Boon to Growers

  • To fill out the picture, the statistics service sends corn counters into hundreds of fields in corn-growing states.

    Faulty Forecasts Roil Corn Market

  • In this corn-growing hamlet in northern China, signs are emerging that the nation's supercharged economic growth may be reaching its limit.

    China Starts Looking Beyond Its Era of Breakneck Growth

  • On the second day of his visit to three corn-growing states, Obama also reaffirmed the goal of tripling U.S. ethanol production in 12 years, in part to make the nation less dependent on foreign oil.

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  • Prices at the Chicago Board of Trade tumbled as weather forecasts for the coming week suggest dry weather in the main corn-growing areas of the Midwest.

    Oil Falls for Week, to $56.34 a Barrel

  • If you're crummy at math you can thank your slothful wheat - and corn-growing ancestors who slept through the long, cold winter.

    Making It


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