Tag Archives: sorghum

LINCOLN — Sorghum farmers are invited to attend the 2018 Sorghum Field Days to be held at two locations during September.  Field performance of commercial hybrids, updates on markets, sorghum agronomics and checkoff activities are planned for the program.

The field stops include both irrigated and dryland plot tours with management information from the plot cooperator; sorghum seed representatives will be available to share hybrid information.

The tour stops will also include a demonstration of the Bish SuperCrop® sorghum header, newly designed and created to cater to the needs of today’s farmers and harvesters.  According to Bish Enterprises, equipment manufacturer in Giltner, NE, the header is designed for easy pick up of down sorghum, while also achieving the optimal design for harvesting standing sorghum – while leaving a minimum of 15” of stubble in the field in both conditions.

A meal and program follows the field tours. The meal program will include a sorghum agronomy update by Dr. Brent Bean, Director of Agronomy for the United Sorghum Checkoff Program and an update from the Nebraska Sorghum Board.  Ag West Commodities will provide a market outlook at the Trenton location.

Participating seed companies include Arrow Seed, Channel Seed, DeKalb, Dyna-Gro, Fontanelle, Hoegemeyer, NuTech Seed, Pioneer, and Sorghum Partners.

Planning and coordination of the event is under the direction of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association.

Schedule and Directions:

  • Wednesday September 5, 5:00 PM – Trenton – Mike Baker Farm

Irrigated and Dryland Plots:  (2.5 miles north of Trenton to Rd 717; go west 3 miles.)

  • Thursday, September 6, 11:00 AM – Farwell – John Dvoracek Farm

Irrigated Plot:  (Off of Highway 92 at west edge of Farwell, go 2 miles North on Salem, 1 mile West on 15th Avenue, and 1½ Miles North on Tilden, turn left into field at the plot sign at the bridge.)

WASHINGTON D.C.- The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the biofuels pathway for Grain Sorghum Oil. Congressman Marshall has been a vocal advocate for the pathway during the EPA’s approval process, having led a bipartisan letter to the EPA requesting that the agency not only approve a sorghum pathway but expedite the process.

“Today’s announcement is a big win for our producers back home,” Rep. Marshall said. “Kansas is the top sorghum producing state in the country; I am thankful that the EPA approved the long-awaited biofuels pathway.”

With this authorization from Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler, sorghum and ethanol producers will have an additional market for sorghum oil, a co-product of ethanol.

“This pathway is crucial to not only our sorghum producers, but also our biofuels plants, and our rural economy,” Rep. Marshall said. “Farmers can use all the relief they can get in the midst of growing uncertainty in global markets. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this pathway will have in the Kansas First District.”

Rep. Marshall’s Letter to the EPAHERE