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National Corn on the Cob Day
In this world of canned and processed foods, not many people give much thought to corn on the cob. At one point in our history, the only way to enjoy corn was right on the cob. But then, the industrial revolution brought to our tables the convenience of corn stripped from their cobs and either frozen or canned. Fortunately, corn on the cob can still be purchased in just about any grocery store just about everywhere from May through September, and is still a popular treat for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. And another day people can enjoy this form of corn is on June 11th. This is the day that National Corn On The Cob Day Falls—a day dedicated to the goodness of this summertime treat.
When is National Corn on the Cob Day?
This year (2021)
June 11 (Friday)

Amazing Facts About Corn
If there’s one thing that can be said about corn, it’s that it’s an extremely popular grain. It’s the number one field crop planted in the U.S and is used to make everything from high fructose corn syrup to fuel alcohol. Corn isn’t just popular, however. It’s also an extremely fascinating grain with a storied history. How do we know? We know because we did a deep dive on corn and have now returned to give everyone the lowdown on this incredible grain.
  • Corn is grown on every continent—well, every continent except for Antarctica.
  • Corn is the most popular field crop in the U.S. It’s also the most valuable in both production volume and overall value.
  • A bushel of corn will sweeten over 400-cans of soda.
  • A pound of corn has approximately 1,300 kernels.
  • There are over 86,000 corn farms in Iowa alone. As of 2021, 97% of these are family-owned farms.
  • Only 1% of planted corn in the U.S is sweet corn.
  • 99% of corn planted and grown in Iowa is what is called Field Corn.
  • Most Field Corn is used for livestock feed or for manufactured goods and ethanol production.
  • There is a small percentage of Field Corn used for making corn cereals, corn starch, and corn syrup, however.
  • Over 4,000 grocery store items contain corn in some form. This includes toothpaste, marshmallows, and even toothpaste or shampoo.
  • Sweet corn is what is eaten fresh, or frozen, and canned for eating.
  • Corn on the cob is considered to be a vegetable, while corn kernels are considered to be a grain.
  • The Louisiana Corn Festival occurs during the second full weekend of June.
🎂 Happy birthday to our HTC family with a birthday this week June 6-12th!! Have a great day!!

🖐 An HTC welcome goes out to :
3rdgenram05 - from North California
LoveDoggos - the proud owner of a 5.7L VA Hemi
It's great to have you as a part of the Hemi Family!!
Rocketman - Bill - has started a post "Remember when". It's been a fun post to follow. Check it out so you can "Remember when".

🍀 Try your luck at being "Truck of the Month"!! Post a picture and a write up of your ride between the 1st-21st then we vote the 22nd-months end. After the voting the winner will be messaged for email info. The email is for the digital TOTM award. Printing and shipping them was getting pricey and time consuming. The awards will be printable on your end and then you can frame them. Thanks to Keith (charged392) for heading this up!

If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*charged392 - Blake had an ATV accident receiving a fractured forearm.

*Rancher - Doug general health

*Doc's mother -
*boedacres - Steve - health issues including diabetes

*SuperBee - John & his wife - health issues

*SuperBee's wife - was in a serious care accident last week (the second one this year) that totaled her vehicle.

Have a great week!

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