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Auden Aranda- Father, Farmer, Learner

“Farming is not for everybody,” Auden Aranda said. Aranda has been involved…

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Benefits of Contracting

By John Duff, Sorghum Checkoff renewables program director The Sorghum Checkoff…

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Staying Hydrated in the Field

WATER! It's the most essential of essentials. All humans, including sorghum…

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China Trade Team Sets Sights on U.S. Sorghum

A team of six top Chinese sorghum importers and feed-millers visited the U.S.…

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Seven Apps for Today's Growers

In the past, farmers were faced with relying solely on their agronomist or crop…

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Sorghum Sets Sights on Walmart

Nature's super grain at a super Walmart? The Sorghum Checkoff has its sights…

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Leadership Sorghum Graduates New Class of Leaders

The sorghum industry has a new crop of young leaders. A 15-month journey came…

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Del Ficke, Growing Up with Sorghum from Cattle…

Del Ficke is a fifth generation farmer from Pleasant Dale, Nebraska, who has…

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Allen Hensley, From Restaurant Management to Crop…

From serving food to growing it, Allen Hensley's path to farming has been less…

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Demand Continues to Grow in Delta, Mid-South Regions

The Sorghum Belt is often referenced as the hub of sorghum production and is…

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Sorghum Races to Support Renewable Fuel Partnerships

NASCAR is known for its fast cars, loud crowds and patriotism but many do not…

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International Sorghum Markets Seek to Expand in…

The Sorghum Checkoff recently explored growing export markets for U.S. sorghum…

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Joe Krippner, a Fresh Face to Sorghum

As a 15-year-old boy in Marty, Minnesota, Joe Krippner started an FFA project…

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VIDEO - Leadership Sorghum Visits New Orleans

Leadership Sorghum Class III recently traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, July…

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Leadership Sorghum Visits New Orleans

Class members were able to see how their sorghum grain moves to end users beyond…

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Ted Bannister, The Jack of All Trades in Sorghum

Ted Bannister of Alexander, Kansas, has been growing sorghum for 20 years. Bannister…

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Jeffrey Mai, Growing for the Next Generation

Jeffrey Mai is a third generation farmer who is committed to preserving his…

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Zachary Rendel, Oklahoma Farmer Shares his Passion…

Zachary Rendel is a sixth generation farmer in Miami, Oklahoma. His great-great-grandfather…

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Craig Meeker, Valuing Family First

Craig Meeker of Wellington, Kansas, is a sixth generation farmer in the south…

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Chad Haden, a Leader on a Mission

Chad Haden of Clay Center, Kansas, has been around agriculture and farming since…

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Gary Mach, Bringing Technology to the Farm

Gary Mach from Abbott, Texas, grew up on his family’s farm in the east-central…

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Bill Spiegel, a Voice for Kansas Sorghum

As a young boy growing up on a row-crop farm in Jewell County, Kansas, Bill…

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Ethan Miller, a Leader for Sorghum in Missouri

Ethan Miller from Columbia, Missouri, grew up helping his father on the family…

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Kansas Farmer Learns More with Leadership Sorghum

Daniel Riffel from Stockton, Kansas, grew up on his family’s farm in the northern…

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Zachary Simon Shares His Leadership Sorghum Experience

 Zachary Simon from Goddard, Kansas, grew up with a rich history in farming…

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Third Generation Farmer Joins Leadership Sorghum

Heath Herring is a third generation row crop farmer in St. Joseph, Louisiana.…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - Nov. 18

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - Nov. 4

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Higher Yield, Less Water – Tomorrow’s Reality?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service indicates agriculture…

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Sugarcane Aphid Update

Grain sorghum harvest is getting close for many producers in the Texas Panhandle…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - Sept. 16

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - Sept. 2

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - August 19

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Checkoff Welcomes Leadership Sorghum Class…

The Sorghum Checkoff recently selected 15 sorghum farmers from seven states…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - August 5

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sugarcane Aphid: Research and Management Updates

The sugarcane aphid has proven a formidable opponent to sorghum growers since…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - July 22

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - July 8

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Protect Yourself from the Sun this Growing Season

Summer means a lot of different things to different people. For some, it's a…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - June 24

By: Sydney Nelson, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Biweekly Crop Update - June 13

By: Shelby Maresca, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Internship Programs Enhance Sorghum Industry,…

Internships can be valuable experiences for young professionals eager to enter…

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Steps to Managing the Sugarcane Aphid in Grain…

The sugarcane aphid, first discovered in grain sorghum late in the 2013 growing…

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Leadership Program Provides Insight into Sorghum…

By: Kayla M. Wilkins, Communications Intern Jessie Wyrill knows how crucial…

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Research Results to Emerge in 2016

Ten years in the making, over-the-top grass control is now a reality for sorghum…

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Sorghum Markets Gain Momentum

Compared to traditional demand, 2015 was an irregular year for the sorghum marketplace.…

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Looking Beyond the Turnrow

By: Kayla M. Wilkins, Communications Intern Although drought tolerance, advancements…

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Take Steps to Prevent Lodging in Sorghum

By: Brent Bean, Ph.D., Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist Lodging can occur with any…

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We Want YOU for Leadership Sorghum Class III

By: Kayla M. Wilkins, Communications Intern From the Texas Gulf Coast to the…

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Leaving a Legacy

Reflecting on the past seven years of the sorghum industry, a lot has changed…

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Moving the Mounds

For years, the sorghum balance sheet never changed. On an annual average, a…

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A New Perspective on a Life-Long Passion

By: Kayla M. Wilkins, Communications Intern From a five-generation farming…

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Japanese Consumers Find Culinary Inspiration in…

           Food grade sorghum is making a splash as a specialty, high-end product…

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Sweet Sorghum–From Stalk to Syrup

Sorghum syrup — most widely known for being poured over hot biscuits circa the…

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Wait 5 Days to Graze after First Freeze to Avoid…

By Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist The first freeze is nearing. With…

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Harvest Quality Grain Sorghum This Season

By Brent Bean, Sorghum Checkoff Agronomist Producers have started their combines…

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Passing it Down: A Passion for Agriculture

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  Her days are spent working the ground.…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - Sept. 21

The latest USDA crop update released September 15, 2015, indicated 83 percent…

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Sorghum: Providing for all Generations

By: Michelle Hochstein, Communications Intern  Building a farming operation.…

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Sorghum: A Smart Choice for Healthy Living

By: Michelle Hochstein, Communications Intern Fiona Green leads a healthy lifestyle. Running…

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Grandma’s Secret Ingredient Comes in Handy

By: Michelle Hochstein, Communications Intern Grandma knows best. And just…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update – Sept. 3

The latest USDA crop update released September 1, 2015, indicated 95 percent…

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Sorghum: A Prize Winner in Your Kitchen

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern As the timer rang, Pam Correll pulled…

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Farm Leadership Fueled by Feeding the World

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  Planted sorghum acres across the…

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Hungry for Sorghum

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  It is not every day farmers are exposed…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - July 24

The latest USDA crop update released July 21, 2015, indicated 33 percent of…

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Sorghum's Taste of IFT

A tiny grain with a neutral flavor and a fresh bite won the stomachs of many…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - July 10

The latest USDA crop update released July 7, 2015, indicated 97 percent of the…

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Calling All Foodies: Enter the 2015 Sorghum Recipe…

If you have a knack for cooking, baking and using new ingredients or you just…

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Nebraska Farmer Brings Sorghum to Your Family…

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  It’s an ancient grain, American grown…

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Sorghum Bi-weekly Crop Update - June 26

The latest USDA crop update released June 23, 2015, indicated 85 percent of…

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Growing Interest in Kansas Food-Grade Sorghum

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  The decision to implement food grade…

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Sorghum, Your Next Staple Food Product

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Grain sorghum is matching up with…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - June 11

By:Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Consumer Appetite Grows for Ancient, Nutritious…

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern  Grain sorghum is a wholesome, American…

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Celebrate Sorghum this Month

By:Faith Jurek, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Director Ever tasted sorghum…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - May 26

 By:Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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Sorghum Postured for Pet Food Industry Success

As a $26 billion industry in 2014, the pet food sector is booming with opportunity…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - May 1

By:Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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5 Things to Know About the Sugarcane Aphid

By: Michelle Hochstein, Communications Intern The sugarcane aphid is a relatively…

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China Sorghum Market Holds Two Years Unceasing

China has consistently been a player in the U.S. grain sorghum market for more…

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New Mexico Farmer Finds Success in Family Values

By: Michelle Hochstein and Kayla Wilkins, Communications Interns Family values…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - April 16

By:Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern The latest USDA crop update released…

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From Wall Street to the Turn Row

By:Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Five generations in the farming industry,…

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Five Reasons to Plant Grain Sorghum this Year

By Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Strong demand from both domestic and…

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Persistent Rains Delay Sorghum Planting in South,…

By: Michelle Hochstein, Communications Intern Sorghum growers in the lower…

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From the Desk of the CEO: National Ag Day

Agricultural awareness is an immense issue facing Americans today. In fact,…

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New Canton Rail Terminal Boosts Grower Opportunity

Photo by Lana Hauschel, Mid Kansas Coop By: Jesse McCurry, Regional Director As…

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U.S. Sorghum Exports Reach 300 Million Bushels

LUBBOCK, Texas – Demand from the export market continues to increase with U.S.…

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Sorghum: A Growing Interest in the Mid-Atlantic

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Grain sorghum is a rising crop for…

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Demand for Sorghum at an All-Time High, Supply…

By: Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern The market place for sorghum both…

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Grain Sorghum Means Big Money for Ethanol Production

By Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Grain sorghum certainly fits the bill…

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Sorghum Bi-Weekly Crop Update - August 14

The latest USDA crop update released August 11, 2015, indicated 72 percent of…

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From Soil to Stores: Bright Horizon for Food-Grade…

By Cailee Gilbreath, Communications Intern Herrmann has always produced an…

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Diverse Market Opportunities Make Sorghum the…

By Kayla Wilkins, Communications Intern Demand has been high for Mike Baker’s…

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Pushing the Boundaries with Sorghum

By Kayla Wilkins, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Intern Chris Robinson may…

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Sorghum's Genetic Pipeline Stocked with Potential

Sorghum is on the rise. There’s no doubt about that. An increase in productivity…

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Grower Spotlight: Iowa Farmer Setting a Trend…

By Kayla Wilkins, Sorghum Checkoff Communications Intern  Sorghum is not a…

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ADM Committed to Providing Strong Market for Grain…

By Jesse McCurry, Sorghum Checkoff Field Services Director When it comes to…

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