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Press Releases

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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Sep 15

National Sorghum Foundation and BASF Offer Joint Scholarships

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Foundation and BASF announce a new joint scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year. “We are excited to offer the next generation of sorghum support for their education–both inside the classroom and out in the industry,” said Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers CEO. “Partnering with BASF offers these students […]

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Aug 4

Students Selected to Receive Sorghum Scholarships

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Foundation has selected four students to receive scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. “The overall quality of our applicants was impressive, representing 10 universities from eight states,” said Bruce Maunder, National Sorghum Producers research adviser. “This year’s winners embody the hard work and enthusiasm of the sorghum industry.” The […]

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Jul 14

NSP Announces Endorsement of Dr. Roger Marshall

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers announces the organization’s endorsement of Dr. Roger Marshall for the 1st Congressional District of Kansas. “NSP is seeking a partner in government from the largest sorghum-producing Congressional district in the country,” James Born, NSP Chairman, said. “Marshall has demonstrated a willingness to learn and take action during this time […]

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Jun 23

Additional Time Granted to Comment on Triazine Registration Review

Growers across the country will have until October 4, 2016, to submit comments regarding the re-registration of Atrazine, Simazine and Propazine. The additional time reflects a 60-day extension of the public comment period by the Environmental Protection Agency following requests by the National Sorghum Producers, other agricultural organizations and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin […]

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