Sorghum News

USDA Boosts Sorghum Acres to 7.47 Million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service released its June 30 acreage report, increasing its estimated planted grain sorghum acres to 7.47 million, up 12 percent from its March report. Read More

Market Spotlight

Grain sorghum has proven to be a desirable component to the ethanol industry. Learn more about how Kansas Ethanol LLC in Lyons, Kan., is utilizing grain sorghum as an ethanol feedstock. Sorghum Stories: Grain Sorghum Essential to Kansas Ethanol LLC

Sorghum Checkoff Events Calendar

September – October 2014

Sep
3
Wed
Leadership Class II Session I
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day
Nebraska Field Day – Mike Baker Farms
Sep 3 @ 5:30 pm

4 miles north of Trenton to Rd 719; go west 1 mile, then south ½ mile, and west, again, ½ mile

Sep
4
Thu
Nebraska Field Day – Jim Erickson Farms
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm

Located between Adams and Bennet on Hwy 43; turn West on Pella Road (Pella Church) and go 1 mile

Sep
8
Mon
Husker Harvest Days @ Nebraska
Sep 8 – Sep 11 all-day
USCP Seed Tour
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
Sep
16
Tue
Nebraska Field Day – Seth Kucera and Bob Reissland Farms
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am

From Hazard, go 2¼ miles north on County Road WPA Sherman Avenue to plot sign at the field on the right

Sep
17
Wed
Nebraska Field Day – Duane Vorderstrasse and James Dunlay Farms
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am

From Orleans, go 1¼ miles northwest on Hwy 136, turn right onto County Road at the plot sign

Sep
18
Thu
Nebraska Field Day – John Dvoracek
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am

Off of Hwy 92 at west edge of Farwell, go 2 miles north on Salem, 1 mile west on 15th Avenue, and ¾ mile north on Tilden; turn left into field at plot sign at bridge

Oct
13
Mon
National Advanced Biofuels Conference
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day
Oct
18
Sat
Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

Sorghum 101

Sorghum, a grain, forage or sugar crop, is among the most efficient crops in conversion of solar energy and use of water. Sorghum is known as a high-energy, drought tolerant crop. What is sorghum?

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