Welcome to

Kansas Grain Sorghum

Commission and Producers Association

Growers Working Together


The KGS Commission is committed to sorghum promotion, research, and information designed to strengthen, expand and develop new foreign and domestic markets for sorghum. 


Producers Association

The KGS Producers Association gives growers a voice in legislative, regulatory and industry affairs through efforts funded through membership dues.


Top Stories

Section 18 Emergency Exemption Granted for Transform® WG to control sugarcane aphids in Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas – The Kansas Department of Agriculture has received notification of approval for a Section 18 exemption for Transform®WG Insecticide, EPA Reg. No. 62719-625. This exemption will expire Nov. 30, 2015. The exemption was sought by Kansas sorghum farmers in cooperation with KDA to combat the invasive sugarcane aphid which was discovered in Sumner…Read More


The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have four positions become vacant in December 2015, with two of those positions available to Kansas sorghum growers.  There is one at large position available to producers from any state and one Texas seat.  As organizations in Kansas certified to nominate producers to serve on the Board, the…Read More

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum

USDA Finalizes Procedures for Sorghum Referendum Release No.: 021-15 Contact: Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268 Samuel.jones@ams.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing procedures for the upcoming referendum regarding the continuation of the Sorghum Checkoff Program and is announcing the dates it will conduct the referendum. The Sorghum Promotion, Research,…Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission announces priorities and a call for proposals

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Call for Proposals Priorities Weed Control Research focusing on the identification of new genetic sources for resistance to available grass control herbicides. Management research addressing herbicide treatment and farm based weed control. Yield Genetic and breeding research targeted towards increased yields in both high yielding and limited resource environments. Research focusing…Read More