Over 3/4 of grain in US used for ethanol and feed

May 6, 2014

 

 

2012: Total Grain Consumption in the United States = 318 million tons – 118 million tons is Corn Used for Ethanol; 126 million tons is Feedgrain; and 74 million tons is Grain Used for Food (118 + 126 = ~77% of grain in the United States is used for ethanol and feed). Grains include barley, corn, millet, mixed grain, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat.

 

2011: Total Grain Consumption in the United States = 326 million tons – 127 million tons is Corn Used for Ethanol; 124 million tons is Feedgrain; and 74 million tons is Grain Used for Food (127 + 124 = ~77% of grain in

the United States is used for ethanol and feed).

 

"FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief," Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Full Data Set, May 6, 2014, http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/csdb/en/.

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