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Grain Crushings  

Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production

ISSN: 2377-3855

Released August 1, 2018, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Highlights

May 2018 contained 31 days.
June 2018 contained 30 days.

Total corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 517 million bushels in June 2018. Total corn consumption was down 1 percent from May 2018 but up 6 percent from June 2017. June 2018 usage included 91.2 percent for alcohol and 8.8 percent for other purposes. Corn consumed for beverage alcohol totaled 3.12 million bushels, up 7 percent from May 2018 and up 13 percent from June 2017. Corn for fuel alcohol, at 463 million bushels, was down 2 percent from May 2018 but up 6 percent from June 2017. Corn consumed in June 2018 for dry milling fuel production and wet milling fuel production was 91.1 percent and 8.9 percent respectively.

Dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 2.02 million tons during June 2018, up 3 percent from May 2018 and up 9 percent from June 2017. Distillers wet grains (DWG) 65 percent or more moisture was 1.28 million tons in June 2018, down 8 percent from May 2018 but up slightly from June 2017.

Wet mill corn gluten feed production was 302 thousand tons during June 2018, up 4 percent from May 2018 but down 12 percent from June 2017. Wet corn gluten feed 40 to 60 percent moisture was 262 thousand tons in June 2018, down 7 percent from May 2018 and down 12 percent from June 2017.


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