Feb 22, 2021 11:00 PM

National Sorghum Producers - Sorghum e-Notes

Posted Feb 22, 2021 11:00 PM

Registration For 2021 #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum Now Open
On March 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. central, National Sorghum Producers will host the #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum via Zoom to honor the 2020 Sorghum Yield Contest winners. The <2 hour program, sponsored by Pioneer Seeds, will also feature insights from Washington, market, trade and new technology information, and industry updates you won't want to miss! The first 50 farmers to RSVP to the event will receive a Sorghum: The Smart Choice ® t-shirt and a pair of NSP cotton gloves. Door prizes will be given to eligible participants. Visit SorghumGrowers.com/yield2020 to RSVP and learn more! 

Sorghum Export Report 
Export sales were strong again this week with China committing to purchase another 4.3 million bushels of sorghum for delivery in the 2021/22 marketing year, which starts Sept. 1. Additionally, China took delivery of 2.9 million bushels of sorghum this week. Basis was mostly flat across the Sorghum Belt given almost nonexistent stocks. Basis remains strong on the gulf where sorghum is trading at 136 percent of corn.

NSP Holds Virtual D.C. Fly-In
National Sorghum Producers held their annual D.C fly-in, virtually, February 8-19. Fifty-seven meetings were held virtually and in-person with Members of Congress from across the Sorghum Belt. NSP board directors, members. Legislative Committee members and staff met with Congressional Members from 13 states, including 11 freshman Members and four Members who were newly appointed to the House and Senate agriculture committees. Topics covered in the meetings included sustainability, taxes, disaster assistance, trade and renewable fuels. While NSP looks forward to scheduling meetings in-person in Washington, D.C., this new format allowed the organization to involve more NSP members from Congressional Representatives’ and Senators’ home districts and was very successful.

Sorghum PAC Online Auction to Launch Feb. 24
Each year, a casino night and auction is held in conjunction with Commodity Classic to benefit the Sorghum PAC. This year, National Sorghum Producers has made innovative changes and will be hosting the 2021 Sorghum PAC Series, three rounds of fundraisers throughout the year. The first fundraiser, and online auction at BigIron.com will launch Wednesday, February 24. Visit the auction page next week to bid on some of our fan favorite items such as a CASE tractor lease, sorghum seed and more!

Sorghum Smart Talk 2.0 To Launch at the End of February
National Sorghum Producers will launch a Policy Edition of Sorghum Smart Talk at the end of this month. The new podcast highlights the latest information on legislative and regulatory matters impacting sorghum producers and the agriculture industry. The inaugural episode will feature NSP Chairman Kody Carson, NSP CEO Tim Lust and our Washington, D.C. representative, Tom Sell of Combest, Sell & Associates covering a new Congress, a new Administration and what to expect from Capitol Hill this year. Stay tuned to listen soon!

Sorghum in the Spotlight:
New technologies aid weed control in grain sorghum - High Plains Journal
High school farmer tops national sorghum contest - Lancaster Farming
Nebraska Sorghum Producers Association holding outreach meetings - WNAX
Appearances can be deceiving - High Plains Journal
Sorghum Seed Market To Witness High Demand During 2020-2029 - The Sentinel
NSP adds new industry partner - World Grain

Upcoming Events
Feb. 26-27               Mid-South Farm and Gin Show - Memphis, TN
March 21                 #SuperSorghum Virtual Industry Forum - Virtual
March 2-5                Commodity Classic - Virtual
April 2                     Good Friday- Office Closed

Market News - To view this week’s Gulf export grain report, click here.

About Sorghum Notes
Sorghum Notes is a publication of the National Sorghum Producers. NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry from coast to coast through education and legislative and regulatory representation.