Corn, sorghum use in ethanol down in January

Source: By Ag Week • Posted: Friday, March 4, 2016

Sorghum. Agweek file photo.

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said 441.3 million bushels of corn were used in January in production of fuel ethanol, down from the 443.9 million bushels used in January of 2015 and the 451.3 million bushels in December.

The USDA said 6.757 million cwt of sorghum was used in ethanol production. That is down from 7.616 million cwt used in December of 2015. USDA did not report any sorghum use in ethanol in January of 2015.

The USDA said in a monthly report that 1.870 million tons of distillers’ dried grains with solubles (DDGs) were produced in January, up from 1.831 million tons a year ago but down from the 1.942 million tonnes in December.