WASHINGTON, DC, US — Total corn use for US ethanol production in September dropped 3% from the previous month and 1% from a year ago, according to the US Department of Agriculture’s Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production.

Corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 450 million bushels. Usage included 91.4% for alcohol and 8.6% for other purposes.

Beverage ethanol usage consumed 3.86 million bushels, up 21% from August and up 17% from September 2019.

Corn for fuel alcohol, at 401 million bushels, was down 2% from August and down 1% from last September.

Dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) was 1.73 million tons during September, down 4% from August and down 3% from last September.