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sorghum  // Posts tagged as "sorghum"

Sorghum Notes | February 17, 2017

Sorghum Notes | February 17, 2017

        National Sorghum Producers The voice of the sorghum industry     Sorghum e-Notes | Feb. 17, 2017         Annual Commodity Classic Event Nears  National Sorghum Producers is gearing up for the annual Commodity Classic, co-hosted with the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat […]

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An American Farmer Honored to Serve

An American Farmer Honored to Serve

It’s a passion and desire to serve something much larger than himself. He strives to feed the world while also protecting our country. Spence Pennington is a Major in the United States Air Force and an American farmer. Having served almost 12 years of active duty, Pennington has completed two tours in Iraq and traveled […]

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Weather Woes, Farmers Debate Next Move

Weather Woes, Farmers Debate Next Move

Mother Nature has turned loose amazing rains on West Texas. Records have been broken. Fields have standing water. Playas are full. And farmers, experiencing a new extreme opposite conditions in 2011, are left debating their next move. As farmers in the heart the of the Cotton Belt face the reality that many fields may or […]

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Happy National Ag Day from the desk of the CEO

Happy National Ag Day from the desk of the CEO

Agricultural awareness is an immense issue facing Americans today. In fact, less than two percent of the American population lives on a farm or ranch. Today, more than a third of U.S. farmers are at least 65 years old or older, half of which are expected to retire within the next decade, according to USDA. […]

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Commodity Classic 2014: General Session

Commodity Classic 2014: General Session

Thousands of exhibitors and attendees gathered this morning in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2014 Commodity Classic General Session. As a kind of wrap-up to the week, this year’s General Session featured both new and familiar faces. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, delivering the keynote address, spoke to the assembly about the new farm bill […]

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Commodity Classic 2014: Sorghum General Session

Commodity Classic 2014: Sorghum General Session

Approximately 125 producers, end-users and industry partners gathered this morning to hear presentations on issues impacting the sorghum industry during NSP’s annual Sorghum General Session at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Organizational leadership addressed the crowd first on the direction of sorghum, its place among other major commodities, and what the future holds for […]

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NSP Statement on EPA’s RVO Proposal

NSP Statement on EPA’s RVO Proposal

National Sorghum Producers Chairman J.B. Stewart released the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s release today of its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) in the 2014 standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. “We are greatly disappointed in the EPA’s decision to reduce the advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel […]

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Basis Basics

Basis Basics

This post is a rerun of the article “Basis Basics” that appeared in the fall 2012 issue of Sorghum Grower magazine.  Dr. G.A. “Art” Barnaby, risk management extension specialist at Kansas State University, answers your questions about grain sorghum basis basics. What is basis? Basis is calculated by subtracting the nearby futures price from the […]

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House Fails to Pass 2013 Farm Bill

House Fails to Pass 2013 Farm Bill

For more information, contact: Jennifer Blackburn Communications Coordinator National Sorghum Producers jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com 806-749-3478   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 20, 2013 NSP Disappointed House Fails to Pass 2013 Farm Bill LUBBOCK, Texas – National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum farmer from southeast Colorado, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representative’s […]

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Sorghum Notes | June 20, 2013

Sorghum Notes | June 20, 2013

House Fails to Pass Farm Bill The U.S. House of Representatives today failed to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 by a measure of 195-234. National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum farmer from southeast Colorado, released the following statement in response to the bill’s failure to […]

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