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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Jun 2

Sorghum Growers: EPA Risk Assessment for Atrazine Departs from Science

LUBBOCK, Texas — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its Draft Triazine Ecological Risk Assessments. The assessment determined the herbicide atrazine poses ecological risk to plants and animals including amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals, which according to the National Sorghum Producers departs from extensive scientific research proving the safety of atrazine. “National Sorghum Producers […]


May 12

Transform Approved in 10 States to Treat Sugarcane Aphids

LUBBOCK, Texas – Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform WG—a Dow AgroSciences product, now has government approval for use in 10 states to treat sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum. Following last month’s approval for use of sulfoxaflor in Texas, sorghum farmers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Tennessee now have […]


Apr 11

Transform WG Approved to Help Texas Sorghum Farmers Control Sugarcane Aphid

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers and the Texas Grain Sorghum Association welcome government approval of sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform WG, for use in grain sorghum by Texas producers this growing season. “The availability of Transform WG is crucial to helping sorghum farmers combat the sugarcane aphid,” Tim Lust, NSP CEO, said. “We […]


Apr 7

Four Positions Open on National Sorghum Producers Board

LUBBOCK, Texas — National Sorghum Producers is accepting applications for four positions on the NSP Board of Directors. Each position includes a three-year term beginning October 1, 2016. “Strong grower voices are needed now more than ever to help propel the sorghum industry forward and protect our existing tools and technologies,” NSP CEO Tim Lust […]


Apr 6

National Sorghum Producers Announce Rule Changes for 2016 NSP Yield Contest

LUBBOCK, Texas — The 2016 National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest will include updated divisions as well as other rule changes. All divisions previously listed as non-irrigated will now be labeled as dryland, and prior mulch-till division entries will now fall under the reduced-till divisions. As a result, the categories for the 2016 NSP Yield Contest […]


Mar 9

Commodity Classic Rises to Whole New Level

Commodity Classic Rises to Whole New Level Significant New Records Set in Attendance and Trade Show Size ST. LOUIS – With nearly a quarter more attendees compared to last year, the 2016 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, which took place last week in New Orleans, shattered many previous records for the landmark event. “We […]