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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

Governor Laura Kelly Proclaims the Week of May 26 Biofuels Week

COLWICH, Kan. – At a time of distress in rural Kansas, renewable fuel remains an important asset to drive feed-grain demand and improve prospects for profitability on the farm. Recognizing the many benefits biofuels provide to the Kansas economy, agricultural industry, energy consumers and environment, Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed the week of May 26, 2019… 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

A Statement on Mike Beam Announcement – Kansas Dept. of Agriculture

KGSPA President Kent Winter, farmer, Andale, KS: “Mike Beam is an experienced, well-liked, and admired professional by his peers. His dedication and leadership at KLA is known far and wide to members of that organization. We thank and wish the best to Kansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey. Her leadership team was approachable and… 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 Producers Launches “Sorghum State Podcast”

Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Launches Own Podcast Kansas farmers have a voice through a new medium. We welcome all to find us on audio through https://www.spreaker.com/show/jesse-mccurrys-show 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

KGSPA Elects Officers, New Directors

COLWICH, Kansas – The Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association (KGSPA) elected two new directors at their annual meeting last week. KGSPA board member Kent Winter of Andale was re-elected President and board member Earl Roemer, Scott City, was re-elected Vice President. Lance Russell of Hays was elected Secretary. Jeff Zortman of Fowler was elected Treasurer.… Read More

Kansas Sorghum Farmers Congratulate David Schemm as new Kansas FSA Director COLWICH, Kan. — Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association is pleased with the recent appointment of David Schemm, grain sorghum and wheat farmer from Sharon Springs, to his new role as Farm Service Agency’s State Executive Director for Kansas. David is admired by his peers… Read More

Kansas Seeks Candidates for United Sorghum Checkoff Board

April 18, 2017 USDA-AMS is seeking nominations for positions on the Sorghum Checkoff board. Therefore, as Certified Producer Organizations, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association and Kansas Farm Bureau will receive interested candidate inquiries and applications until COB Friday, May 5th. Kansas has 1 position to fill. Any sorghum producer can be considered.… Read More

KGSPA President Winter Testifies Before Senate Ag. Committee

Kent Winter, a farmer from Andale, Kan., had the opportunity Feb. 23, 2017 to present ideas related to farm policy in Manhattan. He was part of a producer panel giving perspective to Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow at a field hearing. Speaking on behalf of Kansas sorghum producers, Kent expressed strong support for PLC,… Read More

Association President to Testify

 Kent Winter, president of KGSPA, will testify at the Senate Ag. Committee Field Hearing from the Heartland: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill from Kansas. The hearing will take place in Manhattan at McCain Auditorium on Thursday Febr. 23 at 2pm.   Read More

Kansas Commodity Classic 2017

Kansas Commodity Classic Is February 8 in Manhattan The Kansas Commodity Classic, scheduled for Feb. 8 in Manhattan, will have a policy focus. The Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum associations. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan on… Read More

JESSE MCCURRY TO LEAD KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JESSE MCCURRY TO LEAD KANSAS GRAIN SORGHUM AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COLWICH – Jesse McCurry has been selected as Executive Director of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association. McCurry is an experienced agricultural advocate, with expertise in agriculture, ethanol and public policy. He most recently worked for National Sorghum Producers and… Read More

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