The canning corn enterprise is becoming increasingly important to the farmers of Utah. For two decades prior to 1940, the acreage used in canning corn production varied between 400 and 800 acres; however, it has increased from 600 acres in 1942 to 6,300 acres in 1949. This increase has been larger, both in percentage and in absolute amount, than for any other intertilled or orchard crop in the state during the same period of time. In 1949 the farm value of canning corn sold was $567,000. Peas and tomatoes were the only canning crops which exceeded it in value.
Counties producing significant quantities of canning corn before 1945 were Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah. A small amount was also produced in Cache County and transported to a canning factory in Box Elder County. In 1946 processing equipment was installed in Cache County; and as a result of canning this product locally, corn became an important crop to many Cache County farmers in that year. In 1949 Cache County was second only to Utah County in the farm production of sweet corn In the state. It had 25 percent of the corn-producing farms, 27 percent of the corn acreage, and 25 percent of the total value of the crop.
Morrison, Earnest M. and Kearl, Willis G., "Bulletin No. 348 - Cost and Efficiency of Producing Canning Corn in Cache County, Utah, 1949" (1951). UAES Bulletins. Paper 310.