They sell pesticides and fertilizers to the farmers.
They operate most of the grain elevators.
The mill the corn into different parts to be used in processed food.
They feed the corn to livestock, and then slaughter the cornfed animals. They feed the corn to livestock and then slaughter the corn-fed animals.
They write many of the rules that govern the entire industry.
A farmer to grow feed corn
A Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) to buy feed corn.
It is tasty
It fattens them up quickly.
It is cheap
Cattle are perfectly healthy eating corn.
Parts of other cows
Feather meal and chicken litter
Chicken, fish and pig meal