Growth in corn-based ethanol production in the United States projected to slow

Line chart showing U.S. corn feed and residual use, ethanol, and exports.

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2020, released in February 2011, provides longrun projections for the farm sector for the next 10 years. These annual projections cover agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices. Use of U.S. corn for the production of ethanol is projected to continue rising, but less rapidly than the sharp pace over the past 5 years. Global economic growth underlies increases in U.S. corn exports. This chart was originally published in USDA Agricultural Projections to 2020, OCE-111, February 2011.

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