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Still Time to Act on Double Cropping Sorghum in Kansas Counties

For producers in central and eastern Kansas counties, you can now apply for a written agreement with your insurance agent with no history of double cropping. This agreement would need to be done by July 15, but you want to get it done as quickly as possible to avoid the rush and growing season inspection… Read More

Kansas Water Authority to Host Input Hearings to Discuss Water Policy; Funding Allocations

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Communications and Outreach Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org COLWICH, KS (May 28, 2024)–In response to Governor Laura Kelly’s five guidelines of the Kansas Water Plan, the Kansas Water Authority (KWA) has been tasked with developing a strategic plan to be implemented before the 2025 legislative session. The Kansas… Read More

Farming Is Our Superpower: Shayne Suppes and Jace Gibbs

Recently, you may have seen more sorghum-based foods popping up on grocery store shelves. From gluten-free baking mixes to even pet food, sorghum can be found in a variety of products and is becoming a choice for many people to feed their families. As sorghum has gained popularity, many people are wondering how sorghum is… Read More

From Soil to The Skies: Airline, Commodity Groups Push for Recognition of Producers’ Role in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A key effort to highlight the American farmer’s role in the production of sustainable aviation fuels has taken flight. Many airline and agricultural organizations, including Kansas Sorghum Producers, American Airlines and the Renewable Fuels Association, signed onto a letter to the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairs and Ranking Members urging for recognition of… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to Hold April Board Meeting

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Communications and Outreach Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission to Host April Board Meeting  COLWICH, KS– The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, April 16, and will convene at 8:00 a.m. CST.  For more information, please visit www.ksgrainsorghum.org/contact.  ###… Read More

USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Communications and Outreach Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Sorghum Checkoff Board of Directors MANHATTAN, KS– The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking nominees for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) board of directors. Sorghum producers within the United States who own or share… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Selects Caroline Wingert (KSU ’25) as Fifth Collegiate Policy Fellow

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Communications and Outreach Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org For Immediate Release MANHATTAN, KS (Feb. 21, 2024)– Caroline Wingert, a junior studying agricultural economics with a pre-veterinary specialty at Kansas State University, has been selected as Kansas Grain Sorghum’s 2024 Collegiate Food and Ag Policy Fellow.  “We are thrilled… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Producers Host 2024 Day at the Statehouse

Kansas Sorghum Producers Host 2024 Day at the Statehouse

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association leadership, staff, and membership hosted their annual Sorghum Day at the Statehouse on February 6, 2024 and met with key legislators on policy priorities important to sorghum producers in Kansas. Arriving at the Statehouse fresh from the Association’s recent board reorganization and 2024 policy resolution updates, President Shane Ohlde (Palmer),… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association Elects New President, Officers

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Communications and Outreach Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org For Immediate Release   Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association Elects New President, Officers Manhattan, KS (January 25, 2024)– At the Annual Meeting of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) in late January, the association’s Board of Directors elected Shane Ohlde,… Read More

2024 KGSPA Annual Meeting Notice

MANHATTAN, KS–Following the joint Kansas Sorghum board meetings on January 25th, the KGSPA board will host its annual meeting, starting at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the American AgCredit Office (925 W. Magnolia Rd, Salina, KS, 67401). All association members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting to hear updates, discuss and adopt 2024 policy resolutions,… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Welcomes Adam York As New CEO

For more information, contact: Maddy Meier Director of Programs Kansas Grain Sorghum maddy[at]ksgrainsorghum.org For Immediate Release Manhattan, KS (January 10, 2024)– Today, the Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) and Commission (KGSC) are excited to announce Adam York will assume the role as Kansas Sorghum’s new CEO. Adam brings a strong policy and leadership background… Read More

National Sorghum Producers Crowns Yield Contest Champions

Last week, National Sorghum Producers (NSP) announced the winners of the 2023 National Sorghum Yield Contest. Award areas for the contest include the following divisions, divided by the East and West regions: Irrigated, Dryland No-Till, and Dryland Tillage. A division dedicated to a food grade yield winner is awarded across both divisions. The winners of… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association Launches Membership Recruitment Campaign

COLWICH, KS– The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) has recently announced its newest membership campaign.  Inspired by the Kansas Grain Sorghum tagline, Growers Working Together, the Grow With Us Membership Campaign will benefit both new and current members by enhancing the network of sorghum growers across the state, and in turn, will allow them to… Read More

Brant Peterson Leads 2024 Budget Planning; Kansas Sorghum Invests in the Future

September 5, 2023 Colwich, KS–The Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (the KGSC) will invest approximately $1.79 million into programs of sorghum promotion, research, information, industry information, foreign and domestic marketing, and producer communications during fiscal year 2024, subject to USDA approval. In action at its September 1, 2023, budget board meeting in Manhattan, Kansas, the KGSC… Read More

Peterson Elected As Chairman of Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission

Brant Peterson accepts his award during the 2022 NSP Yield Contest banquet in Orlando, Fl. Photo credit: National Sorghum Producers July 27, 2023   Colwich, KS– Brant Peterson of Johnson, Kansas, was elected to serve as the newest chairman of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (KGSC) during last week’s annual summer board meeting in Hays. … Read More

Sorghum Sparks The Interest of Trade Team During Kansas Visit

Colwich, KS– As grain sorghum continues to emerge in conversation topics across a variety of sectors, it’s no surprise that demand for the crop continues to rise on an international level. In mid-June, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP), in partnership with the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), hosted Export Sorghum— a conference designed to connect … Read More

Save The Date: Sorghum U 2023

Mark your calendars! The High Plains Journal has announced that Sorghum U, which will be held in conjunction with Wheat U, will take place on August 9, 2023 in Wichita, Kansas, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Aside from a variety of compelling breakout sessions and a producer-led discussion panel, highlighted guest speakers will consist… Read More

USDA Seeks Nominees for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

COLWICH, KS— The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently seeking nominees for multiple seats on the United Sorghum Checkoff Board, as a number of terms will be expiring as of December 2023. Each member can serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. The positions to be reorganized, with current board members and… Read More

Kansas Grain Sorghum Selects 2023 Collegiate Policy Fellow

Adelaide Easter, 2023 Kansas Grain Sorghum Collegiate Policy Fellow COLWICH, KS— Adelaide Easter, a sophomore at Kansas State University studying agricultural economics and global food systems leadership, has been selected as Kansas Grain Sorghum’s collegiate policy fellow for the spring 2023 semester. “Adelaide is a great addition to the Kansas Grain Sorghum team,” Kansas Grain… Read More