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Kansas Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Chairman Kniebel Delivers Commodity Testimony to Kansas Legislature

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission held their Winter 2022 Board Meeting in Salina, KS, on January 27, 2022 in order to hone in on the year ahead and receive reports from state and national staff deeply ingrained in U.S. sorghum industry advancements. The Commission is composed of sorghum farmers from the nine USDA Crop Reporting… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Recapping Top MY2020-21 U.S. Sorghum Export Locations and Pushing Forward with New Year Events in 2022

Marketing Year 2020-21 was a meaningful one for grain sorghum that welcomed great international demand for U.S. growers’ premium quality crops, and you can see the economics at work from that demand in the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission’s 2021 Annual Report. The Annual Report is a snapshot of the Kansas sorghum industry containing information on… Read More

Parker Vulgamore Named New Kansas Grain Sorghum Collegiate Fellow for 2022

Parker Vulgamore, Scott City, KS MANHATTAN, KS – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association recently named Parker Vulgamore as the organization’s Collegiate Fellow for 2022. In this role, Vulgamore will assist Kansas Grain Sorghum connect smart policy solutions with farm-oriented programming at the state-level as well as assist staff of National Sorghum Producers with similar… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Back-to-Back Marketing Year Sorghum Sales in December Help Close Calendar Year 2021 on Positive Note

Continuing a trend as 2021 comes to a rapid close, back-to-back record sorghum sales this year may see farmers planning around grain sorghum in the new year as China makes big purchases just as harvest wraps up in our state. Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Foreign Sales Gain Pace as the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Strategizes Ahead for this Decade

Sorghum harvest is near 91 percent completed by late November, 2021, according to USDA as foreign sales pick up the pace and the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission prepares for its 2022 Winter board meeting open to the general public. Read More

KS Grain Sorghum Highlights State of Kansas Sorghum Research, DropXL Trait Technology

DropXL Sorghum is a State of Kansas research investment to develop water-optimized sorghums to increase yields within drought-stressed environments. The research, which began as farmers’ vision for the future of their sorghum crop as well as their communities, is coordinated by State agencies and the Center for Sorghum Improvement, housed at Kansas State University. The… Read More

IGP Institute Holds Special Grain Market Outlook Forum at KSU Commodity Tailgate, Sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

IGP Institute Holds Special Grain Market Outlook Forum at KSU Commodity Tailgate, Sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

U.S. Economy and Grain Market Impacts International Grain Trade Issues Domestic Grain Supply and Demand Factors A recording of a special Grain Market Outlook Forum that was held as part of the Commodity Tailgate event at Kansas State University on Saturday, October 16th, at the International Grains Program Center on the campus.  It featured: K-State… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: USDA Estimates Booming Sorghum Production and Farmers’ Petition Process Opens to Serve on the KS Grain Sorghum Commission

Official estimates for this year’s grain sorghum production rolled out as USDA released its October WASDE on October 12. Reflecting a good growing season throughout the Sorghum Belt, grain sorghum production is forecast higher overall from last month. Kansas is again set to lead the nation in sorghum acreage at 3.6 million acres with 268… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Sorghum for B.I.R.D.S Focuses Stacked Conservation Incentives in the Heart of Sorghum Country

We highlight the United Sorghum Checkoff Program’s new partnership with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever centered in Kansas to help growers implement conversation practices that fit their farm and tie together profitability and sustainability for the benefit of farmers’ bottom lines. Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Commission Approves FY2022 Budget & USDA WASDE Boosts Sorghum Acreage Estimates

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission met on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to discuss and approve its Fiscal Year 2022 budget in the amount of $1,010,589. Chairman Kevin Kniebel, a farmer near White City, noted in the Commission’s press release that this year’s budget “reflects not only the momentum of the crop, but also a continued… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Sanders Barbee, Sorghum Conservation & Sustainability Fellow, Discusses KansCAT Database

In this Kansas Sorghum Update, Sanders Barbee discusses her Conservation and Sustainability Fellowship with Kansas Grain Sorghum and National Sorghum Producers this year, building sorghum sustainability data and capturing premiums for the sorghum industry nationwide in low carbon fuel markets. Read more about her work and experience with both organizations this year in the Summer… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Approves FY2022 Budget

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Approves FY2022 Budget

Meeting at American Ag Credit in Great Bend on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission approved a new budget for Fiscal Year 2022 in the amount of $1,010,589. “This budget reflects not only the momentum of the crop, but also a continued focus on research results and making a difference for farmers”… Read More

Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

Kansas Department of Agriculture – Grain growers in eastern Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers or wheat — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2021, filing deadline. The 2022 election will cover districts VII, VIII… Read More

Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, and United Sorghum Checkoff Program Unveil Habitat Incentive Program for Kansas Sorghum Producers

Sorghum for BIRDS initiative showcases a deep connection between upland habitat and grain production PF/QF, USCP – Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have partnered with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) to offer conservation cost-share opportunities for sorghum producers in western Kansas. The new sustainability initiative – Sorghum for BIRDS (Building Innovative, Resilient, and Diverse agricultural Systems)… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to Hold Fiscal Year ’22 Budget Meeting

 The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission will hold its Fiscal Year 2022 budget meeting on September 8 in Great Bend. This meeting is open to the general public but space may be limited. For more information, contact Commission staff. Hear also in this week’s Kansas Ag Report Sorghum Update, above, from Commissioner Max Tjaden of… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Update: Commission Holds Summer Board Meeting with Business on Markets, Research, and Tomorrow’s Ag Leaders

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission holds its Summer 2021 board meeting in Manhattan, KS, featuring overviews of foreign and domestic markets for grain sorghum, new technology updates, and keynote presentations from some of tomorrow’s leaders positioning agriculture as a solution to today’s challenges and opportunities. Read More

Kansas 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

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