Feb 08, 2020 7:00 PM

NSP recognizes Marshall with top Sorghum Congressional Award

Posted Feb 08, 2020 7:00 PM

From Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall's Office...

This week, the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) awarded U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D., with the Sorghum Congressional Award for 2019, the organization’s top honor for individuals who work diligently for the sorghum producers they represent and for achievements in creating and implementing farm policies that benefit sorghum farmers around the country.

“I represent the largest sorghum producing district in the U.S. I know how important this crop is to my farmers and the role it plays in our nation’s food, fuel, and fiber sources,” said Rep. Marshall. “I have enjoyed working with the NSP and sorghum growers across my district on issues of trade, renewable fuels, and regulatory rollback.”  

Rep. Marshall has advocated for sorghum producers through the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a sorghum oil pathway, Renewable Fuels Standard policies, and working to find resolutions during the recent trade and tariff issues.

“Congressman Marshall represents a large number of our grower members in Kansas and has been a powerful advocate for the Kansas Big First,” NSP Chairman Dan Atkisson, a sorghum producer from Stockton, Kan., said. “We appreciate his relentless efforts to be a champion for sorghum and the Kansas farmers he represents.”

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Integrated Weed Control Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds

An Integrated Weed Control Management of Herbicide Resistant Weeds program will be held on Wednesday, February 19th in Great Bend at American Ag Credit, 5634 10th Street.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the program starts at 9:00 and concludes at 11:30 a.m. followed by a complimentary noon meal.

Topics will be the role of integrated weed management in controlling difficult weeds, managing multiple herbicide-resistant palmer amaranth, and updates on herbicides and herbicide tolerant traits.

Presenters will be Sarah Lancaster and Vipan Kumar, Extension weed control specialists.

Continuing education units for CCA & Commercial Applicators are available.

RSVP is requested for the meal count by Monday, February 17th call Brenda at the Cottonwood Extension Office 620-793-1910 that’s 793-1910.