Field corn for grain, silage, or pasturing has been produced in Utah since its settlement by the Mormon Pioneers. Those reporting data, however, have made no division of production and value of the different uses of corn until recent years. Previous to 1959 all field corn was reported in grain equivalents for the state as a whole. No county data are reported in Utah except by the Agricultural Census and, hence, only at 5 year intervals. While there has always been some corn harvested for grain each year, the bulk of the corn grown in Utah has been for silage. In recent years, however, there has been increased interest in producing grain corn because shifting price relations with other feed grains have made corn production more attractive.
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Morrison, Earnest M., "Field Corn Production for Grain or Silage in Northern Utah 1962 Costs and Returns" (1964). Utah Resources Series. Paper 2.