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Press Releases

May 23

NSP Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

NSP Statement on President’s Proposed Budget LUBBOCK, Texas — The White House today released its FY2018 proposed budget, which details the elimination of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and steep cuts to crop insurance and other farm policies like conservation and foreign market development important to farmers and the sorghum industry. […]

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Apr 25

NSP Welcomes New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

NSP Welcomes New Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers welcomes the opportunity to work with Sonny Perdue who was confirmed last night by the U.S. Senate as the new Secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “National Sorghum Producers congratulates Sonny Perdue on his new position leading the USDA,” said Don Bloss, […]

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Mar 31

Projected Sorghum Acres Indicate Potential Shortfall to Meet Established Demand

Projected Sorghum Acres Indicate Potential Shortfall to Meet Established Demand LUBBOCK, Texas —In response to the March 31, 2017, U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Prospective Plantings report, National Sorghum Producers CEO Tim Lust released the following statement: “As we know from past years, this report is a survey of intentions weeks before […]

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Mar 28

NSP Testifies on Farm Bill, Promotes Strong Safety Net and Crop Insurance

NSP Testifies on Farm Bill, Promotes Strong Safety Net and Crop Insurance WASHINGTON, DC —National Sorghum Producers testified today before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management on the Next Farm Bill: Commodity Policy Part I. Dan Atkisson, NSP board vice chairman and farmer from Stockton, Kansas, appeared before […]

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Mar 9

Duff Testifies Before Congress on Behalf of Sorghum Industry for Strong Energy Title

Duff Testifies Before Congress on Behalf of Sorghum Industry for Strong Energy Title WASHINGTON, D.C. —National Sorghum Producers testified today before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit on the Next Farm Bill: Rural Development & Energy Programs. John Duff, NSP strategic business director, appeared before the congressional committee representing […]

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Feb 17

NSP Welcomes New EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt

NSP Welcomes New EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers is excited to work with Scott Pruitt who was confirmed today as the new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. “National Sorghum Producers congratulates Scott Pruitt on his new position with the EPA,” said Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers CEO. “We look […]

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Feb 2

NSP Recognizes Senator Pat Roberts with Congressional Award

National Sorghum Producers awarded Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) the organization’s 2017 Congressional Award in recognition of his long-running work representing the U.S. Sorghum Belt. “Senator Roberts is a formidable champion for U.S. farmers,” said Don Bloss, NSP chairman from Pawnee City, Nebraska. “We appreciate his advocacy, expertise and wit in crafting farm policy that keeps […]

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Dec 13

NSP Announces Annual Yield Contest Winners

NSP Announces Annual Yield Contest Winners LUBBOCK, Texas – National Sorghum Producers is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 NSP Yield Contest. Farmers from 28 states entered to win this year’s contest. Producer yields are highlighted in 10 different categories with this year’s top yield at 208.40 bushels per acre. “The sorghum yield […]

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Oct 24

NSP Names 2016-17 Legislative Committee Members

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers Chairman Don Bloss appointed six new members to the NSP Legislative Committee: Mike Baker, Nebraska; Lucas Cannon, Oklahoma; Jason Frantz, Texas; Brittan Gruhlkey, Texas; John Lowery, Louisiana; and Jim Sipes, Kansas. “The sorghum industry needs strong producer voices as discussions on the next farm bill have already started,” said […]

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Sep 16

NSP Hires Jordan Shearer as Executive Director for Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers announces the hire of Jordan Shearer as the executive director for the Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma state sorghum organizations. Shearer will begin his new position on Oct. 3, 2016. “Jordan’s experience and affinity for policy will allow him to hit the ground running on day one,” said Tim […]

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