The 2020-2021 Marketing Year has recorded surging farm commodity prices due to increased foreign demand. And given the outstanding quality of the crops that American farmers produce, it’s clear to see why buyers are interested.
Earlier this spring, the U.S. Grains Council released their 2020/2021 U.S. Sorghum Quality Report. The report provides international buyers unbiased information about our nation’s sorghum crop, two-thirds of which is produced here in Kansas.
For the second year in a row, the average grade was above the necessary requirements for U.S. No. 1 sorghum. Protein content in sorghum was up eight percent year over year, with readings coming in at 11.2 percent, nearly a full percentage point jump above last year’s content. 100 percent of samples tested undetectable for tannins, which gives U.S. sorghum a premium for high nutrient absorption in animal diets.
The Grains Council intends to share the report globally, providing the latest information for end-users interested in understanding how U.S. sorghum is uniquely positioned among other varieties.
And that’s perfect timing, as farmers like you are heading out to the field to begin planting this year’s sorghum.
To read through the brief report for yourself, just visit Grains.org, and to hear more about the work of the U.S. Grains Council, listen to CEO Ryan LeGrand on the latest episode of the Sorghum State Podcast wherever you choose to listen.