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A corn grower, I am not, with the exception of sweet corn. The question is are feed corn hybrids all yellow corn, or are there white ones? One can find white and yellow corn meal. At the State Fair, there is an operating grist mill, and white corn was being ground today. They sell meal there to help pay for upkeep, etc., and have a hushpuppy sample for a taste of their product. I know that many open-pollenated corn varieties are white, and all feed corn I have ever seen have been yellow varieties.
 

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Jim I don't know a specific name but grandpa always raised a few acres for his hogs and cattle. Mostly yellow but always a acre or two of white he always just called it sweet corn. It looked the same but solid white kernels. Tasted sweet to if you put one in your mouth and chewed also.
 

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Gordon, my grandpas and older farmers raised little cob white prolific, an OP pencil cob corn, for feed and what they called 'roastnears'. One had to eat it before it got hard or it had no taste. They saved their own seed. Another that was grown was called limbercob, but it may be the same thing as the little cob corn. There was no sweet corn like we have now. I remember seeing it mostly in the cribs for animal feed. In my teen years, some yellow feed corn began showing up, but I don't know the variety, and if it was a hybrid or not.
 

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We don't grow field corn here, just silage and sweet corn. Lots of sweet corn for the canneries. Golden jubilee. I still grow it myself. Not as sweet but a good big ear and always does good. I see more white corn now tho, just haven't eaten much, seems sweet and good what I have had (brother grows for farmers market) No help on white field or dry corn for human consumption. We buy cornmeal, whiteor yellow, maybe 2 little bags a year for cornbread and zuchinni fritters....James
 

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BIL use to grow some white field corn. He had to contract it, store it until they called for it. It paid more per bushel, but BIL got tired of them calling the night before and telling him that he had to have 10,000 bushel there by 8AM the next morning. And most times none of the trucks got unloaded before noon.
 

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Two white feed corn varities that I know of are Trucker's Favorite, and Boone County.
I don't know what variety of yellow feed corn Grandad grew, but the roastin ears off
the Trucker's Favorite were way sweeter than the yellow.
 

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BigDaveinKY said:
Two white feed corn varities that I know of are Trucker's Favorite, and Boone County.
I don't know what variety of yellow feed corn Grandad grew, but the roastin ears off
the Trucker's Favorite were way sweeter than the yellow.
Truckers' favorite was one I was trying to remember when I started this topic. Thanks, Dave :!:
 
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