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Dividing Ownership Among Children

Dividing Ownership Among Children

Not unlike every other important conversation between spouses, succession will have its ‘Venus and Mars’ moments. One spouse will rationalize feelings, basing arguments on emotions rather than reason. The other will fall back on objective measures and past history, often holding steadfast to a clear set of facts and refusing to budge. As often happens […]

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New Year’s Resolution Time

New Year’s Resolution Time

New Year’s Resolution Time Hang up your work boots and move on to the next vocation in your professional life, retire to a cabin in the woods, take up residence on your boat, or spend time with grandkids? Most people romanticize about retirement; at times it sounds like the reward at the end of a […]

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Throwback Thursday: Miss Grain Sorghum Contest | 1963

Throwback Thursday: Miss Grain Sorghum Contest | 1963

We have been doing some spring cleaning around the NSP office and found some fun photographs in our archives of the Miss Grain Sorghum pageant. We were interested to know a little bit more about the contest, and through “small world” connections we were lucky enough to be able to visit with a previous Miss […]

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Former Miss America to Headline Sorghum General Session at 2012 Commodity Classic

Former Miss America to Headline Sorghum General Session at 2012 Commodity Classic

LUBBOCK, Texas — The 2011 Miss America Teresa Scanlan will deliver the keynote address during the Sorghum General Session on March 1 during the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn. Scanlan, a Nebraska native, began advocating for agriculture during her reign as Miss America by establishing partnerships several agricultural organizations, including The Hand That Feeds […]

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Meet new NSP board director Tom Willis

Meet new NSP board director Tom Willis

As we continue our spotlight on new NSP board directors, this week we take a look at Tom Willis of Liberal, Kansas. Willis, CEO of Conestoga Energy Partners LLC, brings an interesting perspective to the board as the ethanol company he represents is the largest end user of sorghum in the nation. Willis is passionate […]

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Meet new NSP board member Greg Krissek

Meet new NSP board member Greg Krissek

This week’s NSP board member spotlight is on Greg Krissek, the director of government affairs for ICM Inc., in Wichita, Kan. He is one of the three new directors joining the NSP board this year. Krissek brings knowledge, leadership and experience to the NSP board. He has served as chairman on multiple boards and has […]

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Meet new NSP board director Samuel Simmons

Meet new NSP board director Samuel Simmons

NSP voted to welcome three new directors to its board at its annual August meeting. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting these new members and getting to know them. This week’s spotlight is Samuel Simmons, a sorghum farmer from Harlingen, Texas. Simmons brings experienced leadership to the NSP board of directors. He has […]

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Concerned Illionois farmer addresses President

Concerned Illionois farmer addresses President

As time plows forward, rules and regulations increasingly loom over the agriculture sector, and the government’s seemingly endless role of red tape has threatened farmers from the ability to do their jobs efficiently. In recent weeks, it has become strikingly clear how out of touch President Obama is with the needs of our nation’s farmers […]

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Grain traders worry over recording rule

Grain traders worry over recording rule

A new proposal from the Commodity Futures Trade Commission, if passed, could require all oral communication between a farmer and country elevator to be tape recorded and has many people within the industry concerned and frustrated. The proposal, outlined in a 48-page commodities document in the Federal Register was published on June 7 but somehow […]

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Sorghum, the crop of the future

Sorghum, the crop of the future

By David L. Thomas, Sorghum Partners LLC, New Deal, Texas Three weeks ago, I (and several sorghum farmers) had the opportunity to travel to Morocco, Spain and Belgium with the U.S. Grains Council on a sorghum export mission. This 10 day tour reaffirms my long held opinion that sorghum is the crop of the future. […]

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