USDA updates reporting language on corn usage to account for DDGS

04/10/2011 | Reuters

The Department of Agriculture on Friday updated the wording for corn usage in its monthly supply-and-demand report to account for ethanol byproducts. Instead of saying "corn for ethanol," the agency said corn was used for ethanol and byproducts such as distillers dried grains, corn gluten feed, corn gluten meal and corn oil. The change comes after ethanol supporters complained that the USDA's reporting language was excluding the contribution of distillers grains to the animal-feeds market.

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