USDA Announces United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board Appointments


WASHINGTON, DC (September 25, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of five members to serve on the United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board. All five appointees will serve three-year terms starting December 2020 and ending December 2023.

According to the USDA press release, the sorghum farmers appointed to the board are: 

  • Klint G. Stewart, Columbus, Nebraska, At-Large Member
  • Ethan J. Miller, Columbia, Missouri, At-Large Member
  • James Jay Haase, Eads, Colorado, At-Large Member
  • Shayne C. Suppes, Scott City, Kansas, Kansas Member
  • Charles Ray Huddleston, Celina, Texas, Texas Member

The 13-member United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board is composed of nine sorghum farmers who represent the three states with the largest sorghum production – Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma – and four at-large national representatives. More information about the board is available on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) United Sorghum Checkoff Program webpage and on the board’s website, sorghumcheckoff.com.

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The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization that is dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education. For more information about the USCP and other research projects please visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com