2016 Precipitation Wrap-up and Looking Forward

Researching climate reports to look for good indicators of expected precipitation for the High Plains can be a tough job as most climate reports focus mostly on temperature and less on rainfall. However, we attempt to provide a recap and a feeble »

New Insurance Products and Sorghum Update

John Duff talks with Tony St. James about farm policy, new crop insurance products, DOE investments in sorghum and sorghum exports at the Southwest Beef Symposium in Roswell, NM. The full interview can be found here. Advantages for Sorghum in the 2014 »

Sorghum makes comeback

Exceeding expectations is now an annual occurrence for U.S. sorghum producers. Since the drought of 2011-12, each year means another record broken or another challenge overcome. This progression is nothing new for an industry often thought of as on the brink »

Ethanol use boosts sorghum demand

Ethanol plants used 145 million bushels of a 597 million-bushel sorghum crop during the 2015/16 marketing year. This record utilization followed the previous year in which ethanol plants, unable to compete with extraordinary Chinese demand, used only 15 million bushels of »