National Sorghum Producers motivates U.S. growers to increase their acreage with a yield contest
Sorghum planting is on the rise among U.S. growers. According to industry experts, American producers planted 8 percent more sorghum this season than in 2022.
American producers planted nearly seven million acres of sorghum this season, industry leaders. Growers are counting on just under 6 million of those for grain, which is up 30 percent from last year.
Texas and Kansas are the top-producing states, contributing 77 percent (or, more than five million) of the Nation’s acres.
Back in June of 2023, 60 percent of sorghum crops were rated good to excellent. That is also a 14 percent improvement over the previous year.
The National Sorghum Producers (NSP) wants to remind growers they are now accepting entries for this year’s yields contest. According to the NSP website, the yield contest was created in order to:
- improve sorghum yields across the nation;
- enable knowledge transfer between growers who support enhanced management;
- identify top sorghum producers in each state;
- and recognize growers for outstanding yield achievements.
To enter or review contest rules, click the link below: