Export Sorghum

Export Sorghum: The Smart Choice For Feed Grain Solutions

The Sorghum Checkoff is actively engaged with many international markets, promoting the value of U.S. sorghum abroad. In fact, the U.S. is the top exporter of grain sorghum, accounting for nearly 75% of global trade. Active marketplaces such as Mexico, China and Japan, as well as new and emerging international customers, continue to remain a priority of the Sorghum Checkoff. As demand continues to increase internationally, the checkoff seeks to understand the dynamics at work while facilitating relationships and logistics that ultimately result in international purchases. Increasing international demand coupled with a strong domestic demand portfolio will undoubtedly strengthen producer opportunities.

About Export Sorghum

Export Sorghum is an exclusive, one-day educational seminar for grain buyers from around the world who are currently, or could be interested in purchasing U.S. grain sorghum. The event is jointly hosted by the Sorghum Checkoff, Kansas Grain Sorghum and Texas Grain Sorghum Producers.

Export Sorghum is centered around creating networking opportunities while providing both domestic and international grain buyers with insights on sorghum markets, trade opportunities, contract education and logistics. This is a one-of-a-kind event solely focused on providing buyers with information to help them make the smart choice for their feed grain solutions.

The Sorghum Checkoff is dedicated to building strong relationships between buyers and sellers, resulting in continued sorghum sales. Sharing how sorghum is the smart choice will continue to be a leading theme in the checkoff’s mission in increasing producer profitability.


“With rapid growth in the Chinese feed industry, sorghum is a promising feed material for our company. The cost of grain sorghum is competitive and the nutrition is high for livestock feed production.”

— Paul Huang, Jun Jie Agricultural Trading Co.


“We think more and more sorghum will be substituted. Even though the price, the basis of sorghum, is very high, we still want to import. So we think more and more sorghum will come into China, and we will buy and import sorghum also.”

— Qin Zhao, New Hope Group


“The feed industry in Mexico is an industry that is still growing, and it is growing at a rate above the population growth. Sorghum is a great feed ingredient and it’s traditionally cheaper than other grains. It’s also easily accessible and easy to manage and store.”

— Javier Chavez, U.S. Grains Council

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Bice or Shelee Padgett for more information.

Doug Bice

Market Development Director

Shelee Padgett

Director of Emerging Markets & Grower Leader Development

Past Presentations

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Video: A Durable Crop with Stable Outputs by Scott Irlbeck

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Video: Sorghum Pathways: How Does U.S. Sorghum Arrive at Your Door? by…

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Video: Sorghum Production, Supply and Distribution: US Market and…

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Video: Sorghum For Livestock And Poultry By Joe Hancock

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Video: Sorghum In Pet Food And Treats By Greg Aldrich

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Video: Welcome to Export Sorghum 2019 by Florentino Lopez

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Video: Sorghum as a Renewable Fuel and Feedstock by Derek Peine

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Video: Effects Of Grain Sorghum On Pig Performance And Carcass Traits…

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Video: Sorghum Genetics: The Next Generation by Bill Rooney

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Video: Putting Healthy, Sustainable Sorghum On The Table By Sharon…

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