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Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Research Investments and Growth Strategy Discussions Look to the Future of Grain Sorghum

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Research Investments and Growth Strategy Discussions Look to the Future of Grain Sorghum

The Grain Sorghum industry in Kansas is continuing to position the crop to be a sustainable and profitable solution for farmers well into the future. Industry partnerships among research scientists at Kansas State University and collaborations with private industry in the state have yielded progress with more technology awaiting just down the innovation pipeline. Under the… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Elects New Chairman, Officers

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Elects New Chairman, Officers

MANHATTAN, KS – On Wednesday, July 22, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission’s Board of Directors elected Kevin Kniebel, White City, as Chairman of the Board. Kniebel assumes the leadership post from Stephen Bigge, Stockton, who has chaired the Commission since 2015. Bigge will finish out his term as Vice Chairman. Nathan Larson, Riley, was reelected Secretary and Treasurer. ###… Read More

ICYMI: KDA Ag Growth Sorghum Sector Strategy Session

ICYMI: KDA Ag Growth Sorghum Sector Strategy Session

MANHATTAN, KS – The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted Kansas Grain Sorghum and affiliated organizations on July 14, 2021 for the Sorghum Sector Breakout Session, a growth strategy conference apart of the annual Kansas Governors’ Summit on Agricultural Growth. Speakers included Jesse McCurry (Executive Director for the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and the Kansas Grain… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Commissioner Kevin Harris on How Involvement Yields Leadership Opportunities

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Commissioner Kevin Harris on How Involvement Yields Leadership Opportunities

This Sorghum Update features Dickinson County producer, Kevin Harris, who serves as an At-Large Commissioner on the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. Hear how Harris’ involvement hosting international trade teams to his Abilene farm helps develop foreign markets as well as build local connections and opportunities. Read More

Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces 2021 Ag Summit

Kansas Department of Agriculture Announces 2021 Ag Summit

From KDA: MANHATTAN, Kansas — The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the state’s agriculture community in person for its sixth annual Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, August 26, in Manhattan. The 2021 Ag Growth Summit will be a blend of in-person events and online meetings. The Summit main event will be… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: U.S. Grains Council Releases U.S. Sorghum Quality Report

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: U.S. Grains Council Releases U.S. Sorghum Quality Report

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… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Commissioner Mike Rosebrook on Industry, Commission Leadership

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Commissioner Mike Rosebrook on Industry, Commission Leadership

This Sorghum Update features Mike Rosebrook, whose family farm and ranch north of Salina runs sorghum, wheat, soybeans, and a cow-calf operation. Hear Mike’s perspective on sorghum’s role in his rotation and why stepping forward to lead on state and local boards matters. Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: East Central Sorghum Commissioner Kevin Kniebel Highlights 21st Century Sorghum Research Hitting the Market

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: East Central Sorghum Commissioner Kevin Kniebel Highlights 21st Century Sorghum Research Hitting the Market

We caught up with Kansas Grain Sorghum Commissioner Kevin Kniebel on K-State’s campus in Manhattan, Kansas, to hear more about the research done through the Collaborative Sorghum Investment Program and its cutting-edge sorghum trait technology brought to the market for farmers, by farmers. Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: NE Kansas Sorghum Commissioner Nathan Larson Details How Foreign Relationships Help Drive Local Economies

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: NE Kansas Sorghum Commissioner Nathan Larson Details How Foreign Relationships Help Drive Local Economies

 This Sorghum Update features Kansas Grain Sorghum Commissioner Nathan Larson from Riley, KS. Hear Commissioner Larson discuss how he got involved with the Commission. Larson also discusses how his local leadership, marketing interests, and international perspective led to his representation of sorghum farmers on one of the U.S. Grains Council’s Advisory Teams (A-Teams). Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: KGSC Chairman Stephen Bigge Discusses Sorghum’s Opportunities Past, Present, and Future

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: KGSC Chairman Stephen Bigge Discusses Sorghum’s Opportunities Past, Present, and Future

This week’s Authentic Ag Sorghum Update catches us up with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission’s Chairman, Stephen Bigge of Stockton. Since serving on the Commission for nearly the past decade, Chairman Bigge discusses why he became involved in serving his industry as well as details the many reasons why sorghum is a good fit for… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: KGSC Commissioner Clark Bibb Discusses Prospective Plantings, Market Development

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: KGSC Commissioner Clark Bibb Discusses Prospective Plantings, Market Development

This week’s Authentic Ag Sorghum Update catches us up with Kansas Grain Sorghum Commissioner Clark Bibb of Coldwater, KS. Bibb serves as an At-Large Commissioner representing area sorghum farmers through budget and investment priorities on the Commission. Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeks Checkoff Candidates Statewide For USDA Nomination

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Seeks Checkoff Candidates Statewide For USDA Nomination

Kansas Grain Sorghum is seeking candidates for nomination to the United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s Board in compliance with the appointment process pre-scribed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service. The Sorghum Checkoff’s board offers several seats to the largest sorghum producing state in the nation, which Kansas consistently achieves accounting for over half of all U.S. sorghum… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Holds First 2021 Board Meetings

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Holds First 2021 Board Meetings

Starting the new year off with sustained momentum, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission met for its first meeting of the calendar year on January 28th to listen and discuss updates for current and positive market trends. The Commission is a producer-funded organization committed to sorghum promotion and research designed to develop and expand new markets… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Strong Demand For Grain Sorghum In 2020 Produces Record Prices Throughout Sorghum Belt

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Strong Demand For Grain Sorghum In 2020 Produces Record Prices Throughout Sorghum Belt

With strong demand for grain sorghum in 2020, producers saw record prices throughout the sorghum belt, according to the Sorghum Checkoff’s Regional Director for Kansas, Zack Simon, as he writes in the latest edition of NSPs Sorghum Grower Magazine. As Simon says, historical data shows prices flatten or decrease as farmers bring in the harvest… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum, Kansas Farm Bureau Seek Nominations for United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association, and Kansas Farm Bureau, in compliance with USDA Agricultural Marketing Service process, seeks candidates for the Sorghum Checkoff Board. Two Kansas positions are open. For each vacancy, we must submit two candidates. The appointments are made by the Secretary of Agriculture at USDA. We are… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Opportunity Ahead For 2021 From Surging Chinese Forward Sales

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Opportunity Ahead For 2021 From Surging Chinese Forward Sales

Kansas farmers see opportunity ahead for 2021, as international demand for grain sorghum continues to show strength into the new year. In fact, grain sorghum prices in the U.S. have trended sharply higher from mid-August to late December in 2020. And that’s due to surging Chinese demand for grain sorghum propelling the export market. According… Read More

K-State Offers Self-Paced Online Farm Finance Course

K-State Offers Self-Paced Online Farm Finance Course

K-State Agricultural Economics presents Finances and the Farm, an online class to enhance your farm management skills. Taught by Robin Reid, K-State Extension Farm Economist, and LaVell Winsor, K-State Farm Analyst, the course is an applied, self-paced approach to developing farm financial statements for management decision-making for farmers and ranchers of all types. Taught by… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Historic Prices, Low Input Costs, and Dry Soils Mean Brisk Sorghum Seed Bookings

With harvest weather conditions staying satisfactory throughout the fall, Kansas farmers have harvested their grain sorghum for the 2020 growing season and likely sold their crop at a good price with sorghum basis historically high. In fact, by the end of November and just three months into the 2020 and 2021 marketing year, sorghum’s previously… Read More

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Sorghum Harvest Rolling Along And International Demand Stays Strong

Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update: Sorghum Harvest Rolling Along And International Demand Stays Strong

VIDEO – This year’s sorghum harvest in Kansas is rolling along and right on time. USDA reports on average progress throughout the state as dry conditions for production endured for much of this year’s growing season. However, grain sorghum is a water sipping crop suitable for the semi-arid climate of Kansas. Additionally, recent weather events… Read More

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