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checkoff’s Biggest Wins
July 1, 2008
Sorghum Checkoff collections began July 1, 2008, and the board of director’s first meeting was held in November 2008. The Sorghum Checkoff programs officially began in March 2009.
First Leadership Sorghum Class
The Sorghum Checkoff launched the first Leadership Sorghum Class to cultivate the next generation of leaders.
2018 – record export of bushels to china
U.S. sorghum reached the billion-bushel export mark to China.
double haploid technology initiation
in 2017, double haploid technology was introduced into sorghum breeding.
2021 – Another record breaking export year
2021 U.S. sorghum exports for the first week of April were a record-breaking 33.9 million bushels, topping the previous record by more than 10 million bushels, which took place in August 2020.