The largest crop grown in the United States is not corn. Farmers grew corn on just a paltry 14,281 square miles in 2019. It pales in comparison to the largest crop estimated at 63,000 square miles — lawns. Experts indicate lawns in the United States collectively would almost cover the state of Texas. Lawns are a crop that humans cannot eat. Except for lawns that are in parks, sports field, and golf courses the only real purpose they serve are for eye candy.
-Written by Dennis Wyatt, Manteca Bulletin editor.