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June 02, 2020 | Brownfield Ag News
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Corn for Ethanol Use Down in April

USDA: 244.983M bushels of corn were consumed for fuel alcohol production

Corn for ethanol use dropped dramatically in April as the spread of COVID-19 restricted travel and limited demand, reports Brownfield Ag News.

The USDA says 244.983 million bushels of corn were consumed for fuel alcohol production, a drop of 40% from March and 44% from April 2019, also impacting the production of distillers dried grains with solubles, a key component of some feed rations.

DDGS production was 1,013,914 tons, a decrease of 38% from the previous month and 45% below a year ago.

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