The National Corn Growers Association says the film “King Corn” may be an interesting idea for a movie, but, unfortunately, does little to cultivate real knowledge about agricultural production.

The film, which premiers in theaters today, is an attempt to influence the farm bill.  Film makers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney based an assault on the corn industry on their experience growing one acre of corn in 2005. Corn growers planted more than 93 million acres this year. 

“This film could have been an excellent vehicle to educate viewers on the lives, dedication and strong work ethic of corn growers nationwide,” says Ron Litterer, NCGA president . He’s a resident of Greene, Iowa, which is the site of the film.  “Unfortunately it fails to communicate to its viewers the efforts by corn growers to develop new markets for the crop.”

Source: National Corn Growers Association