Field corn versus table corn

Farmallh

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What is the difference between field corn and corn that is for people? I know field corn is tough to eat but is there any reason you can't eat it?

Why do farmers leave the corn up for so long? It's dead looking before they cut it down?
 

Charli1

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I use the field corn to feed the cows. We wait until it gets really dry and then mulch it up for feed.
Field corn is tough and has very little flavor. I wouldn't eat it.
 

leon

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Corn that directly comes from the field is hard and not sweet. Field corn goes through a mill and gets converted to food products and other ingredients. The farmers leave the corn in the fields until the kernels are dry because it is easier to process that way.
 
 
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