Maize Market - Explore Amaizing-Acres’ Corn Maze in Missouri This Fall

Cereals August 31, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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Source: Amaizing-Acres

Designed to bring an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike, the Amaizing-Acres corn maze is certainly a place to visit this fall, a unique opportunity to enjoy a family get away surrounded by nature.

This attraction can be found in the United States in northwest Missouri. The creators of this maze, Richard and Teresa Johnson, consider it a great way for families to share a good old-fashioned time on the farm together.

The design of the maze is altered every year by the Johnson family, who take pride and pleasure in creating the various patterns and designs. Besides the maze, the Amaizing-Acres offers its visitors a pumpkin patch and a variety of other autumnal activities.

Corn mazes are well-known seasonal recreational destinations in the central U.S. and Canada, and are a surefire way of bringing in extra income to farms. Some mazes are based on designs of movie characters, while others tell stories or portray a particular theme.

However, as families are always on the lookout for new experiences, corn mazes are beginning to get a run for their money. The Lyman Orchards' sunflower maze, for example, is a beautiful and placid place, a pleasure to roam on a warm sunny day. Unlike corn mazes, sunflower mazes, with their golden sunlit stalks, provide an opportunity to admire the landscape and take colorful photos.

With unthinkably vast corn cultivation areas, the U.S. continues to retain its dominant position in the global maize trade. In 2014, the U.S. exported 49,703 thousand tonnes of maize totaling 11,141 million USD, a robust 62% over the previous year. Its primary trading partner was Japan, where it supplied 24% of its total maize exports in value terms, accounting for 70% of Japan's total imports.

From 2007 to 2014, the U.S. was a net exporter of maize. Over this period, exports consistently exceeded imports in value terms. In physical terms, this difference was even more pronounced.

Brazil and Argentina were among the other main global suppliers of maize in 2014. However, the fastest growing exporters on the global maize market from 2007 to 2014 were Ukraine (+52% per year) and South Africa (+52% per year).

The U.S.'s top 5 trading partners were Japan, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, Colombia and Egypt, with a combined 68% share of U.S. maize exports. The share of Mexico increased (+6 percentage points), while the share of Japan illustrated negative dynamics (-2 percentage points).

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Source: World: Maize - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020