National Sorghum Producers – Sorghum e-Notes

Moderate Democrats add division on infrastructure packages
Last Friday, nine moderate Democrats in the House threatened to suspend support for the $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that contains many of the administration’s priorities until the two-party $ 1,000 billion infrastructure package. dollars be promulgated. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has remained consistent in her plans to move the two laws forward together, but without Republican support for the budget reconciliation package, votes from moderate Democrats are key to passing the bills. law. The House and Senate are both currently on vacation, but the House will return on Monday. Read more here.

NSP welcomes ADAMA as an industrial partner
National Sorghum Producers (NSP) are delighted to announce that ADAMA USA will join the NSP Industry Partner program as a Contributor level sponsor. ADAMA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of crop protection solutions in the United States, including FirstAct â„¢ herbicide which, along with seeds from S&W Seed Company, includes Double Team â„¢ sorghum to help growers maximize yield and maintain weed and grass control. The company has a strong commitment to agriculture and the land that goes beyond the economy and is dedicated to working with producers and those in the agricultural industry to protect lands and resources for future generations. To read the full press release, visit

Sorghum industry partners with University of California to advance sorghum
The United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP), the University of California at Merced, and the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources have announced a five-year partnership to promote sorghum drought resistance and increase the demand for cereals in the biofuels and bioproducts markets. . The program represents the first collaboration of its kind between Sorghum Checkoff and the University of California, and key activities will include selection, gene discovery, phenotyping and research related to the impacts of roots, soil microbes, photosynthesis and management on drought resilience as well as the use of biofuels and bioproducts. Read the full press release on

ICYMI: Sorghum Smart Talk: policy edition
In this episode of Sorghum Smart Talk: Policy Edition, National Sorghum Producers Executive Vice President John Duff is joined by Billy Tiller and Todd Janzen of Ag Data Transparent to discuss data transparency in agriculture and how farmers can protect and use their data. Visit or your favorite podcast platform to listen!

Sorghum Crop Progress Report
The US Department of Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Progress Report said that as of August 15, 82 percent of the country’s sorghum had reached the head stage, 1 percentage point ahead of the year. last and 3 points ahead of the five-year average. Thirty-one percent of the sorghum was in the coloring stage or beyond as of August 15, two percentage points lower than last year and 5 percentage points lower than average. Sixty percent of the country’s sorghum was graded in good to excellent condition on August 15, three percentage points lower than the previous week but 3 percentage points higher than the same period last year.

Sorghum Checkoff publishes a weekly snapshot of the sorghum base
The Sorghum Checkoff, along with Southwest Agribusiness Consulting, has released their weekly basic sorghum snapshot, available on

Sorghum in the spotlight:
Growing demand: growing acres of sorghum; expanding markets – La Junta Tribune
Sorghum industry partners with University of California – KMJNOW
Sorghum midge activity in southwestern Kansas – Great Bend Tribune
Foreign demand fuels sorghum exports – ABC7News
Beware of nitrates when feeding dry corn and sorghum – Successful farming
Sugar cane aphid numbers under control so far – AGRI Life Today

Events to come
Sorghum Improvement Center Seminar on September 14, 2021 – Virtual
September 20 Ag Outlook Forum – Kansas City, Missouri
8 October 2021 Sorghum Improvement Center Seminar Series 9 – Virtual
Oct 19-21 Sunbelt Ag Expo – Moultrie, GA
November 17-18 Sustainable Agriculture Summit – Las Vegas, Nevada
November 25-26 Thanksgiving – 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 the sorghum growers of the United States and is the voice of the sorghum industry from coast to coast through education and legislative and regulatory representation.

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