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Feeding the future: The role of the US ethanol industry in food and feed production
Renewable Fuels Association
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The present report analyzes the impact of the U.S. ethanol industry on the nation's feed supplies. American ethanol producers delivered 23 million metric tons of livestock and poultry feed last year, or nearly three times the amount of wheat, sorghum, barley and oats fed to U.S. livestock in the 2007-08 marketing year. In other words, the amount of feed produced by the ethanol industry in 2007-08 is roughly equivalent to the combined total amount of feed consumed by fed cattle in the four leading states, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado. The corn ethanol industry has been criticized by livestock and poultry producers for driving up feed prices by using all the corn supply. The report points out that ethanol feed coproducts displaced about one billion bushels of corn in 2007-08, or about 15% of the total corn use for feed. In addition, distillers grains exports in 2008 are expected to total more than four million metric tons or the equivalent of about 160 million bushels of corn.
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