New Chairman for National Sorghum Producers

Kelly Marshall

The National Sorghum Producers board of directors has selected Don Bloss to serve as chairman. “Don Bloss is an experienced voice in the sorghum industry, having served previously as the chair of NSP’s Legislative Committee,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward to his contributions and insights as NSP engages in discussions related to the next farm bill.” Other returning …

Ag Group, NSP, Sorghum

Monsanto and Remington Partner to Drive Sorghum

Kelly Marshall

Innovation Seed Solution LLC is the new joint venture created by Monsanto Company and Remington Holding Company, LLC.  The global retail seed provider has joined with Monsanto’s broad range of solutions to focus on sorghum.  Together the companies hope to provide greater market access and a higher level of innovation for the crop using Monsanto’s global sorghum breeding business and …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Sorghum, Traits

StollerUSA and NSP Partner For Sorghum Shootout

Lizzy Schultz

The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) announced the installment of Sorghum Shootout, a new grower program, during the 2016 Commodity Classic. The announcement was made with the support of StollerUSA, NSP’s newest gold partner and Sorghum Shootout sponsor. The Shootout, set to begin in May, is the latest installment of a yield contest held by NSP over the past three years, which …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, NSP, Sorghum, StollerUSA, yields

Secretary Vilsack Addresses #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appeared at every Commodity Classic since he was confirmed, making this year the seventh time he has addressed corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat farmers. “Farmers are the linchpin of this country. They are the heart and soul,” said Vilsack, who concentrated much of his remarks on the importance of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) for …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat

NSP Yield Contest Winners Announced

Kelly Marshall

The winners of this year’s National Sorghum Producer’s annual yield contest have been announced.  The top yield this year was 239.85 bushels per acre grown by Ridgon Farms of Maryland– a new world record for non-irrigated sorghum! “I congratulate all of the 2015 Yield Contest winners,” said NSP board of directors Chairman James Born. “The yield contest year-after-year demonstrates the …

Ag Group, Contest, Sorghum

Almost Time for ASTA CSS 2015 & Seed Expo

Kelly Marshall

The 70th annual Corn & Sorguhm Seed Research event is just around the corner.  Mark your calendars for December 7-11th in Chicago, Illinois to join over 2,700 seed industry professionals for America’s largest seed industry conference. The event includes the industry’s largest trade show, as well as many educational opportunities. The Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA) is hosting a …

Agribusiness, Corn, Cover Crops, Events, Sorghum

Corn and Wheat Short Course to be held in Auburn

Kelly Marshall

Mark your calendars for December 14-15 and attend the 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center . Topics will include managing corn for high yields, soil health,  cover crop mixtures, best practices for sorghum, wheat production and profitability and wheat management.  Presenters hail from Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, other …

Corn, Education, Events, Sorghum, wheat

USDA Finds Ways to Save Water with Sorghum

John Davis

While there’s plenty of water in Texas this year, the recent drought in the state has many farmers looking for options more tolerant to drought. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist is giving sorghum farmers some much needed guidance in how to save water by using less-than-optimal amounts of it. Susan O’Shaughnessy, an agricultural engineer with the USDA’s Agricultural …

Agribusiness, Research, Sorghum, USDA

Biotech Among Top Issues at #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman

Trade, taxes, biotechnology, farm policy and government regulations are the main issues of concern to the commodity organizations who make up the Commodity Classic. Leadership of the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), and National Sorghum Producers (NSP) all held press conferences Thursday to talk about their top priorities. Under the …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat

Farmers Heading to Phoenix for #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers from all over the country are heading to Phoenix this week for the 20th annual Commodity Classic convention and trade show. “Commodity Classic gives us the opportunity not just to celebrate great work, meet with friends and learn about new products and services, it allows growers to get together in one place to shape …

Ag Group, Commodity Classic, Corn, NCGA, Sorghum, Soybeans, wheat