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Fun Facts

  • Kansas is the largest grain sorghum producing state in the US.
  • Sorghum is gluten free.
  • One-third of the US grain sorghum in used for livestock feed.
  • Exports make up one-third of the US grain sorghum market.
  • Sorghum can be used as a high quality aquatic feed.
  • Grain Sorghum is also called milo.
  • Grain Sorghum is one of the oldest known grains originating in Africa and India.
  • One bushel of grain sorghum equal 56 pounds.
  • It takes only 6 inches of total water (soil, rainfall, irrigation) to produce the first bushel of grain sorghum.
  • Sorghum heads have 750-1,250 seeds per head.
  • Sorghum can be used to produce packing peanuts.
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