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An American Farmer Honored to Serve

An American Farmer Honored to Serve

It’s a passion and desire to serve something much larger than himself. He strives to feed the world while also protecting our country. Spence Pennington is a Major in the United States Air Force and an American farmer. Having served almost 12 years of active duty, Pennington has completed two tours in Iraq and traveled […]

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Weather Woes, Farmers Debate Next Move

Weather Woes, Farmers Debate Next Move

Mother Nature has turned loose amazing rains on West Texas. Records have been broken. Fields have standing water. Playas are full. And farmers, experiencing a new extreme opposite conditions in 2011, are left debating their next move. As farmers in the heart the of the Cotton Belt face the reality that many fields may or […]

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Happy National Ag Day from the desk of the CEO

Happy National Ag Day from the desk of the CEO

Agricultural awareness is an immense issue facing Americans today. In fact, less than two percent of the American population lives on a farm or ranch. Today, more than a third of U.S. farmers are at least 65 years old or older, half of which are expected to retire within the next decade, according to USDA. […]

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VIDEO: NSP Membership and Programs Serve the Sorghum Industry

VIDEO: NSP Membership and Programs Serve the Sorghum Industry

The National Sorghum Producers is a commodity organization dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through advocacy and leadership. By leading legislative and regulatory change through effective policy and relationships, NSP aims for a more profitable, diverse and competitive sorghum industry. NSP services a variety of membership programs to better serve the sorghum industry. This video […]

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Images from Around Sorghum Country

Images from Around Sorghum Country

Another busy week for sorghum producers, researchers and advocates yielded not only growth in the industry, but also images from events and fields around the country. Have photos you would like to share? We’re tracking this year’s production across the country and want to see the status of your crop. Send us as many photos […]

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EPA Issues Notice of Data Availability on Grain Sorghum

EPA Issues Notice of Data Availability on Grain Sorghum

LUBBOCK, Texas – On May 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of data availability (NODA) concerning renewable fuels produced from grain sorghum under the RFS program. EPA’s analysis shows grain sorghum, when used to make ethanol at facilities that use natural gas, has a greenhouse gas emissions reduction (GHG) of 32 […]

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Commodity Classic Survival Guide

Commodity Classic Survival Guide

Sorghum growers who attend the 17th Annual Commodity Classic, March 1-3 in Nashville, Tenn., will get the inside scoop on what’s new from the people making it happen at America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. We have put together a quick lists of links to help make your trip to this year’s Classic […]

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Sorghum Commodity Classic Schedule at a Glance

Sorghum Commodity Classic Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, Feb. 2 United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board Meeting – 1:00pm – 5:00pm  Wednesday, February 29, 2012 National Sorghum Producers Board of Directors Meeting – 9:30am – 4:00pm  Thursday, March 1, 2012 NSP Meet and Greet – 8:00am – 9:30am – Tennessee Lobby A Sorghum General Session – 9:30am – 12:00 pm – Tennessee Ballroom C      Commodity Classic Trade […]

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NSP Hosts DC Fly-In

NSP Hosts DC Fly-In

In a two and a half day span in early October, NSP representatives attended 23 total meetings on Capitol Hill with legislators from 8 different states. The combined eight states—Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan—account for more than 4.8 million acres of sorghum planted for grain in 2011, which is 91 […]

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Chromatin, Constellation Energy Partner to Test Sorghum Biomass for Power Generation

Chromatin, Constellation Energy Partner to Test Sorghum Biomass for Power Generation

In an effort to produce alternative fuels while reducing green house gas emissions, two companies have turned to sorghum as a viable solution to fuel electricity. Chromatin Inc., a supplier of biomass feedstock for energy producers, and Constellation Energy have invested in sorghum as a feasible option for use as a fuel source to generate […]

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