Every spring, farmers across the US need to decide how much land they will devote to each commodity. These decisions are what have a big impact on the crop prices for that season, sparking what is often referred to as the commodity acreage battle.
While some local farmers might agree with me, it turns out there is actually a growing market for this. Another name for it is huitlacoche which comes from the Aztecs. The culinary world also refers to this as the "Mexican caviar" because it is so highly sought after there.