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It's Time to Rethink America's Corn System

Tanya Grinblat

No other American crop can match the sheer size of corn. The main reason is that corn is such a productive and versatile crop, responding to investments in research, breeding and promotion. But it is important to distinguish corn the crop from corn the system.

You wouldn't invest in a mutual fund that was dominated by only one company, because it would be intolerably risky. But that’s what we’re doing with American agriculture.

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