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Authentic Ag Sorghum Update for November 6, 2020

Authentic Ag Sorghum Update for November 6, 2020

Drought intensifies on the high plains and sorghum still produces as harvest nears conclusion. We look to the future in this week’s sorghum update. 2020 has seen all sorts of wild events, including limited precipitation since late summer. That drop in precipitation brought moderate drop throughout much of our region, but thanks to the ongoing… Read More

KGSPA Congratulates, Welcomes Kansas Congressional Delegates

COLWICH, KS — The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) congratulates the elections of Senator-elect Roger Marshall, M.D. and Congressman Ron Estes (KS04), who have been proven champions of agricultural issues during their time in Congress. We also welcome our newest members in the Kansas delegation, Tracey Mann (KS01) and Jake LaTurner (KS02), who worked… Read More

Authentic Ag Sorghum Update for October 23, 2020

Authentic Ag Sorghum Update for October 23, 2020

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

NSP: Sorghum Crop Art Calls on Policymakers to #SupportEthanol 

NSP: Sorghum Crop Art Calls on Policymakers to #SupportEthanol 

LIBERAL, KS (October 15, 2020) — National Sorghum Producers (NSP) today shared a high-altitude view of a top policy priority with newly released aerial photos of a farm plot in Kansas emblazoned with “#SupportEthanol” spelled out in giant letters of sorghum. Rocky Ormiston, a farmer from Kismet, planted the message using the latest in precision… Read More

Kansas Dept. of Ag: Commodity Commission Candidates Face Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers — should be gathering petition signatures now to meet the Nov. 30, 2020, filing deadline. The 2021 election will cover districts I, II,… 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

Registration Open for the 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit

Join Kansas Grain Sorghum on Tuesday, July 21, for the 2020 Kansas Ag Growth Summit‘s Sorghum Sector breakout session, streaming into your home on your favorite device at 2:00pm Central. Tune in to the Sorghum breakout session to hear expert panel analysis from the U.S. Grains Council on markets & trade with China, listen to industry leaders… 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

Kansas Agriculture COVID-19 Survey Results

To better understand how COVID-19 is impacting Kansas agriculture, KGSPA partnered this month with Kansas Farm Bureau and other Kansas ag organizations to survey our respective memberships. The survey recieved 134 submissions from all over the state with most respondents classifying themselves as livestock, owner/operator and full-time farmers. Thanks to the participants who provided your… Read More

EPA Taps KGS Executive for Farm Advisory Panel

LENEXA, KS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, through Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the appointment of four new members to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Comittee (FRRCC) from Iowa, Nebraka, and Kansas, to include Kansas Grain Sorghum’s Executive Director Jesse McCurry. “One of my priorities for EPA has… Read More

Registration Open for High Plains Journal’s Sorghum U

Registration Open for High Plains Journal’s Sorghum U

High Plains Journal is once again combining its popular Sorghum U and Wheat U into one event in 2020, building off of its successful first year in 2019. Sorghum U/Wheat U will feature practical learning opportunities for both crops on August 11 at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane. Breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and producer… Read More

New Commissioners Appointed to the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission on April 16, 2020, appointed two new farmers to serve on its board. Mike Rosebrook, Beverly, will start his term representing USDA Crop Reporting District five and will fill the opening from retiring Clayton Short; and, Kevin Harris, Abilene, will serve as an at-large commissioner. Mike Rosebrook is a fourth… 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

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