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Sorghum Blog

May 23

NSP and USCP Honor Kubecka

National Sorghum Producers and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Bill Kubecka, a champion for sorghum and agriculture. Kubecka passed away April 30. Kubecka leaves a legacy of service to the sorghum industry and related industries. His legacy was marked not only by his service to agriculture through […]


Feb 16

Following USGC Engagement, South Africa Buys U.S. Sorghum, Open To U.S. Corn

Article from the U.S. Grains Council Global Update Following USGC Engagement, South Africa Buys U.S. Sorghum, Open To U.S. Corn New engagement by U.S. Grains Council (USGC) staff and members in South Africa over the past year has helped achieve export victories there, with recent sales of U.S. sorghum and biotechnology trait approvals that will allow […]


Jan 17

Why Marketing Your Crop Matters: Q&A with John Miller

The 2017 crop year will present tremendous challenges for U.S. producers. However, if history repeats itself, opportunities for profitable pricing will also exist. To take advantage, producers must be proactive. For a firsthand look at how, I caught up with John Miller, owner of Caldwell, Texas-based Southwest Agribusiness Consulting. John Duff: Tell me a little […]


Nov 16

Sorghum Notes | November 3, 2016

*|MC:SUBJECT|* National Sorghum Producers The voice of the sorghum industry Sorghum e-Notes | Nov. 3, 2016 NSP Submits Comments on Biotech Regulatory Framework National Sorghum Producers submitted comments this week on the proposed Update to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology. The update is the first in 30 years to summarize the roles […]


Oct 4

Bloss Elected Chairman of National Sorghum Producers, New Directors Appointed

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National Sorghum Producers board of directors elected Don Bloss, sorghum farmer from Pawnee City, Nebraska, as chairman at the annual August board meeting. “Don Bloss is an experienced voice in the sorghum industry, having served previously as the chair of NSP’s Legislative Committee,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward […]


Sep 29

Sorghum Notes | September 29, 2016

National Sorghum Producers The voice of the sorghum industry Sorghum e-Notes | Sept. 29, 2016 Last Chance to Comment on Atrazine/Propazine October 4 is the last day to submit comments regarding the re-registration of atrazine, propazine and simazine. If the Environmental Protection Agency continues to use the same false logic or endpoints as noted in […]


Aug 2

Reflections from the Big First

A late night drive through a small town sparked the political career of one of the most prestigious Kansas politicians. The old story goes that a Republican National Committee member, Huck Boyd, was driving one night from Phillipsburg to Manhattan to fly to a meeting. Passing through Russell, he stopped to check out a light […]


Jun 9

Internship Programs Enhance Sorghum Industry, Build Professionals

Internships can be valuable experiences for young professionals eager to enter the workforce. But they can also play a crucial role in maximizing the efficiency of an organization. Both the Sorghum Checkoff and National Sorghum Producers have hosted a number of interns over the years with positions relating to communications, economics, agronomy and more. The […]


Jul 3

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 […]


Jun 8

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 […]