RYE is used for human consumption, as grain for livestock feed, and as a green plant for livestock pasture. Rye flour is used for bread making, as a filler in soups, sauces and sausage, and for flavor in certain pancake and waffle mixes. Other specialty foods such as hot breakfast cereals are also produced from rye. It is also utilized for alcohol production: for beverages (mainly whiskey) and for industrial alcohol.
About the Northern Region
The four state region comprised of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana is located in the northern Great Plains of the United States. This region produces an abundance of agricultural commodities. The following table lists the primary uses of these commodities along with some recently developed uses.