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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

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Makes Funding Decisions, Appoints At-Large Director and Officers

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Makes Funding Decisions, Appoints At-Large Director and Officers

  For immediate release: COLWICH, KS (October 21, 2019) – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) announced today its FY2020 budget, appointment of an at-large director and officers for 2020. KGSC commits to invest $823,302 in research, market development, education and promotion to fulfill its vision “to be the best stewards of financial resources, ensuring… Read More

USDA Announces United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board Appointments, Names Kansans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of five members to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board. Four appointees will serve three-year terms and one appointee will serve the remaining one-year portion of a vacant position. The 13-member United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board is composed of nine sorghum farmers who represent… Read More

Sorghum Checkoff Hosts Over 65 International Buyers at Export Sorghum

Sorghum Checkoff Hosts Over 65 International Buyers at Export Sorghum

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program, in coordination with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), and the Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board, is hosting international grain buyers from eight countries who are currently purchasing or are interested in U.S. grain sorghum. The Export Sorghum event is a one-day, educational conference in Dallas,… Read More

Sugarcane Aphid Sighted on Grain Sorghum in Kansas

Sugarcane Aphid Sighted on Grain Sorghum in Kansas

The sugarcane aphid (SCA) has now been reported in four counties in Kansas, according to K-State Research and Extension. Sumner, Reno, Kiowa and Haskell counties have reported sightings for 2019. Kansas sorghum producers across the state should begin scouting their fields on a regular basis. Be sure to to visit K-State Agronomy to remain up-to-date on scouting… Read More

USDA Releases Information On Additional Market Facilitation Program, Local Signup Starting Today

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue late last week released information on the $16 billion package to support U.S. agricultural producers, including a second round of USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Previously, on May 23, 2019, Secretary Perdue announced USDA would offer a second round of MFP payments for eligible crops, including… Read More

Adam York Named New Director of Programs at Kansas Sorghum

COLWICH – Adam York has been selected for a new position as Director of Programs for Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. York joins Kansas Grain Sorghum with years of experience in federal policymaking with a focus on agriculture, energy and trade work. York’s leadership on staff in the Kansas Congressional… Read More

SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE UNITED SORGHUM CHECKOFF BOARD

JOINT PRESS RELEASE              For More Information Contact: Jesse McCurry Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (785) 477-9474 [email protected]     For Release Upon Receipt                                         February 11, 2019   SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE UNITED SORGHUM CHECKOFF BOARD   The United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board will have four positions become vacant in December 2019,… Read More

K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for early February 2019

K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for early February 2019   A series of three K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in early February to provide in-depth training targeted for sorghum producers and key-stakeholders. The schools are sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission.     The schools will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers:… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Invests in Market Development and Research

PRESS RELEASE Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission   For More Information Contact: Jesse McCurry Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (785) 477-9474 [email protected] For Immediate Release   Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Invests in Market Development and Research   The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission approved their FY19 budget authorizing $953,858 in overall investment. Despite a challenging budget year, the… Read More

Kansas Agriculture Groups Seek Nominations for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board to fill four vacancies including one at-large producer position, two producer positions for Kansas and one producer position for Texas. The Secretary of Agriculture selects appointees from producers nominated by Certified Producer Organizations.… Read More

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