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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

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

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: 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

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 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

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

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

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

Reed Middleton Named New Sustainability Fellow at Kansas Grain Sorghum

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association recently named Reed Middleton as the organization’s first Kansas Grain Sorghum Fellow. In this role, Middleton’s talents will support efforts connecting sustainability to farm-oriented programming. This will include a scope of work with Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) and National Sorghum Producers (NSP). Middleton will work directly with… 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

KGSPA Welcomes House Passage of USMCA Implementing Legislation

KGSPA Welcomes House Passage of USMCA Implementing Legislation

On Thursday, December 19th, 2019, in the last vote of the year, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed by a tally of 385 to 41 implementing legislation for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R.5430. This vote advances the trade deal one step closer to the finish line, while the U.S. Senate is expected to… Read More

KGSPA Announces Member Roundtables

The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) is hosting a series of roundtable meetings across western Kansas. During the meetings, members are encouraged to bring input and discuss with staff bottom-line issues affecting the association. Staff will present State and Federal updates that KGSPA and NSP are currently addressing on behalf of members. A meal… Read More

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