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USDA reports April 2024 grain crushings and co-products production

The report indicates a noticeable 11% month-over-month decrease in total corn consumption for alcohol and other uses.

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The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its report on grain crushings and co-products production for April 2024. Key data from the report include:

Corn consumption:

  • Total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 466 million bushels in April 2024, an 11% decrease from March 2024 but a slight increase from April 2023.
  • Of this total, 91.7% was used for alcohol production and 8.3% for other purposes.
  • Corn consumed for beverage alcohol totaled 4.16 million bushels, down 3% from March 2024 and 35% from April 2023.
  • Corn used for fuel alcohol was 417 million bushels, down 12% from March 2024 but up 1% from April 2023.
  • Corn consumed for dry milling fuel production was 92.1%, and for wet milling fuel production was 7.9%.

Co-product production:

  • Dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 1.76 million tons, down 9% from March 2024 but up 8% from April 2023.
  • Distillers wet grains (DWG) with 65% or more moisture totaled 1.25 million tons, a 2% increase from March 2024 but a 4% decrease from April 2023.
  • Wet mill corn gluten feed production was 238,119 tons, down 12% from both March 2024 and April 2023.
  • Wet corn gluten feed with 40 to 60% moisture was 199,182 tons, down 7% from March 2024 but up 2% from April 2023.

These figures highlight a decrease in corn consumption for alcohol and other uses in April 2024 compared to the previous month, while some co-products like DDGS saw an increase from the same period last year.

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