Merry Christmas from National Sorghum Producers
Sorghum Notes will take a holiday break next week and resume on Jan. 5, 2017. National Sorghum Producers wishes all our readers and their loved ones a very Merry Christmas season!
Senate Ag Committee Adds New Democratic Member
Senator-elect Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, will join the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Van Hollen currently represents Maryland’s 8th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, but will switch chambers in the new Congress.
Join NSP at Commodity Classic in 2017
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Registration is open for the 2017 Commodity Classic. Join National Sorghum Producer’s at the largest farmer-focused, farmer-led event March 2-4, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Register or sign up for email updates at http://www.commodityclassic.com/.
Sorghum exports saw another strong week with China, Japan and Mexico purchasing 3.5 million bushels. These sales bring total export commitments for the year to 118 million bushels or 47 percent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s projected total for the year with 36 weeks remaining. Shipments were also very strong with China, Japan and Mexico taking delivery of 10.4 million bushels. Gulf exports bids were higher on this demand, with export bids for sorghum delivered in Texas in January or February of 104 percent of corn and export bids for sorghum delivered in New Orleans in January or February of 108 percent of corn.
NSP Yield Contest Correction
Last week’s National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest award winner press release incorrectly identified the winner of the Irrigated Reduced-Till category and Irrigated Food-Grade category. The winner of both of these categories is Ron Robison of Nebraska. An updated release can be found online.
Sorghum in the Spotlight:
Upcoming Sorghum Events
Dec. 23-26 NSP/USCP Office Closed, Lubbock, Texas
Dec. 30-Jan. 2 NSP/USCP Office Closed, Lubbock, Texas
Jan. 10 Sorghum U, Wichita, Kansas
Jan. 12 Sorghum U, Hays, Kansas
Jan. 11-12 South Carolina AgriBiz & Farm Expo, Florence, South Carolina
Jan. 30-Feb. 2 NSP DC Fly-In/Leadership Sorghum, Washington, DC
Feb. 8 Kansas Commodity Classic, Manhattan, Kansas
Feb.23-24 Agricultural Outlook Forum, Arlington, Virginia
For a full view of calendar events, visit the NSP website calendar.
Market News – To view this week’s Gulf export grain report, click here.
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