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

Authentic Ag 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

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

Authentic Ag 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

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

Authentic Ag 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

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

Authentic Ag 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

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

Authentic Ag 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

Authentic Ag 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

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

Authentic Ag 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

Kansas State Fair Virtual Agriland Exhibit Now Live

Kansas State Fair Virtual Agriland Exhibit Now Live

Over 30 years ago, several ag organizations came together to provide education about Kansas agriculture to attendees of the Kansas State Fair through interactive, hands-on activities. Even though the 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled, Kansas Agriland strives to continue to fulfill its missions – to educate any school age students and their parents… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Boards Meet, FY’21 Budget Approval Upcoming

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) met jointly on July 22 and 23, 2020, to focus on new and old business pertaining to both entities. Directors and attendees participated through a mix of in-person gathering and online conferencing and discussed market dynamics, sorghum promotional… Read More

ICYMI: USCP Profiles Segdwick Co. Producer Kent Winter

USCP – The United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s July producer profile features Sedgwick County sorghum farmer and KGSPA President, Kent Winter, Mount Hope. Written by Samantha Barnett, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Intern, Kent shares his farming backstory and his views on why he grows grain sorghum. “I like to think of my operation as a football team,”… Read More

Re-Watch 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector Breakout Session

Re-Watch 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector Breakout Session

MANHATTAN, KS – On Tuesday, July 21, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) hosted the 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit’s Sorghum Sector breakout session, featuring Kansas Grain Sorghum and our industry partners. If you were unable to tune into the Sorghum breakout session and listen to expert panel analysis and contribute to the crop’s strategic… Read More

NRCS Announces RCPP EQIP Funding Application

NRCS Announces RCPP EQIP Funding Application

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and eligible applications are approved upon applicant readiness. To apply for this opportunity, producers should contact their local… Read More

Information Regarding COVID-19 Small Business Relief

Information Regarding COVID-19 Small Business Relief

Kansas Grain Sorghum recently hosted the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Wayne Bell, Wichita District Director, on the Sorghum State Podcast for a timely discussion on the federal CARES Act provisions available to sorghum producers. Listen to the 10-minute conversation here or in the Audio tab of this website as Mr. Bell shares important information and… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Celebrates National Ag Day 2020

Kansas Grain Sorghum Celebrates National Ag Day 2020

MANHATTAN, KS – Kansas Grain Sorghum joins our partners around the country–from associations, businesses, and producers themselves–in recognizing the importance and in spreading awareness of the American farmer this National Ag Day, March 24, 2020. “Now, more than ever, Americans realize the vital link between the pantries in their homes and the food that farmers… Read More

2020 Commodity Commission Elections Wrap Up, New Sorghum Commissioner Terms to Begin April 1

New members for the state’s five grain commodity commissions were elected in early 2020, including the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. Elections this year comprised USDA Crop Reporting Districts four, five and six. Commissioners serve three-year terms and the terms will commence on April 1, 2020. District Four: Stephen Bigge is a sixth generation producer in Rooks County with… Read More

2019 ARC/PLC Enrollment Deadline Nears on March 15, 2020

2019 ARC/PLC Enrollment Deadline Nears on March 15, 2020

The deadline for 2019 enrollment in ARC/PLC programs is right around the corner on March 15. As of February 3, 2020, only about 21% of Kansas farms have elected and enrolled into ARC or PLC so far.​ ​USDA FSA understands that Kansas producers may prefer to wait and watch prices before selecting the best option… Read More

Registration Open for Sorghum Production Schools

A series of three educational K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in late January. Hear from experts from Research & Extension, public policy and industry who will discuss topics ranging from insects and weed control to marketing and navigating government programs of interest to sorghum growers. The events are open to the public, free… Read More

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