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Sorghum Blog

Mar 4

NSP Takes the Stage at Commodity Classic General Session

National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson took the stage last Friday in Kissimmee, Fla., during the Commodity Classic General Session along with the leadership of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)  and the American Soybean Association (ASA). The chairman of the four lead commodity groups represented at Classic […]

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Mar 1

NSP Holds Annual Sorghum General Session at Commodity Classic

Producers, end-users and industry partners heard from a variety of speakers Thursday during the 2013 Sorghum General Session at Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Fla. With his opening remarks, NSP Chairman Terry Swanson highlighted some of the sorghum industry’s accomplishments in 2012, as well what’s next for the crop in 2013. “The core of what NSP […]

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Jun 7

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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May 29

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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May 3

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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Feb 21

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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Feb 21

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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Feb 20

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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Oct 6

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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Sep 22

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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