National Sorghum Producers Announces Alta Seeds and UPL Sponsorship of 2023 Sorghum PAC Series and Member Newsletter

LUBBOCK, Texas (October 6, 2022)—National Sorghum Producers is pleased to announce Alta Seeds and UPL NA Inc. (UPL) will co-sponsor the 2023 Sorghum PAC Series and NSP’s member-exclusive, weekly e-newsletter Sorghum Notes.

“Alta Seeds and UPL are tremendous industry partners, and we are honored to have both companies as co-sponsors for our 2023 Sorghum PAC Series,” NSP CEO Tim Lust said. “As our partnership evolves, we look forward to delivering a next-level experience alongside Alta Seeds and UPL on a series that will do good things for sorghum farmers and our industry. Their collective support will also help us deliver, through our weekly newsletter Sorghum Notes, the most up-to-date information on policy and regulations impacting our members.”

“Now is the best and most effective time to support NSP’s PAC efforts in Washington with the growing recognition in the U.S., and world, that sorghum is a premier climate-smart, sustainable crop, especially for drought-stricken regions,” says Dean Loftis, North American Marketing Lead for Alta Seeds, the premium brand for Advanta. “As a leader in the sorghum seed industry, we’re excited to partner with UPL to take NSP’s PAC event series to the next level in the coming years and increase the profit potential for U.S. sorghum growers.”

“UPL is a leader in providing innovative and sustainable solutions for sorghum growers, through collaboration with Alta Seeds on their igrowth® sorghum system and our partner herbicide IMIFLEX™,”  says Joe Vassios, Food Value Chain Lead for UPL North America. “In addition, we are pleased to invest with NSP to collaborate to accelerate progress in agriculture to build a successful future for sorghum growers and the industry.”

The 2023 Sorghum PAC Series, co-sponsored by Alta Seeds and UPL, will kick off with the annual Sorghum PAC Casino Night & Auction at the conclusion of the 2023 Sorghum Yield Contest Gala to be held March 10 in conjunction with Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. This event will be followed by the annual online auction hosted by BigIron Auctions and the Third Annual Sorghum PAC Golf Tournament, scheduled April 29, 2023. More information and updates about the 2023 Sorghum PAC Series can be found at

“We are so excited to bring on these new sponsors and the opportunity to continue to grow and improve our Sorghum PAC Series,” NSP Industry Relations Director Jamaca Battin said. “Alta and UPL are valuable partners, and I look forward to working with both companies as we plan our 2023 series.”

The first Sorghum Notes e-newsletter co-sponsored by Alta Seeds and UPL will be released Friday, Oct. 7. More information about this and other benefits of membership with NSP can be found at


About NSP
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation and education. To learn more about NSP, visit 

About Alta Seeds
Alta Seeds is a brand of Advanta. Advanta is a global seed business that combines proprietary crop genetics and plant breeding capabilities with biotechnology to produce high-quality seed products and solutions for its customers around the world. Advanta is a member of the UPL group of companies.

About UPL
UPL is a leader in global food systems, as one of the top 5 agricultural solutions companies worldwide. With revenue of $5 billion US, UPL has a presence in 130 countries. With market access to 90 percent of the world’s food basket and a focus on high-growth regions, UPL represents a compelling value proposition for growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners in a consolidating market. UPL offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.