The world has developed a lot in the field of agriculture. Many countries are making their name, America is one between them. There are many reasons for its development. One of them is the crop-growing business.
Due to changes in climate, America can grow different kinds of crops. Many farmers in America do not grow only single but a different variety of crops. That includes vegetables and fruits and commodity crops like corn, soybean, cotton, and wheat.
America produces corn in a wide range. It has reserved almost 96 million acre land for corn production. Corn is one of the major crops that play an important role in the US economy. Corn grains are used for food, industrial purpose and as a seed. America exports about 38% crop all over the world.
Many states in America produce corn most but Iowa produces corn in the largest range. Due to which it is called the “State of corn”.
America is the third-largest cotton producer across the world. It’s an economical factor in America. Cotton is used for many purposes.
There are two types of cotton are American upland and American Pima (or extra-long-staple). Upland is a superior type of cotton which accounts for about 97 percent US Cotton production.
In 2016 cotton production was 17.1 million bales in the US. Out of this total cotton production, 16.5 million bales were upland cotton production and 568,050 bales were Pima production.
The United state of America plays a leading role in the production of soybean. It is used as an animal protein feed and vegetable oil. America is one of the major exporters of soybean across the world at a profitable rate. Almost 90 percent of soybean produced in America.
A soybean bush weighs 60 pounds by which we can produce 11 pounds of its simple oil and 48 pounds of protein-rich meal. 60 to 80 pods are produced by each soybean plant in which each pod holds three pea-sized beans.
Rice is the most edible crop all over the world. It is one of the most demanding items. Every country tries to produce the best but a few come in the top 10 rankings.
In southern U.S and California, about 70 to 80 percent of rice is grown. They produced three types of rice short, medium and long-grain. About half of US rice sales are exported to global markets.