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Sweetcorn processing set to jump on increased planting

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE volume of US sweet corn contracted for processing is forecast to jump by 13% to 3.16 million (short) tons in 2009, according to the latest report from the USDA's Economic Research Service. Contract area for harvest of sweet corn, the second-largest processing vegetable (excluding potatoes) after tomatoes, is up 9% in 2009, with canning and freezing area both higher.



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