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FEA TURES Sorghum’s Sweet Future Sweet sorghum is changing the industry s


Sweet Sorghum A puzzle almost complete The Results Are In


2010 NSP Yield & Management Contest State Hybrid Yield Trials


Performance results across the Sorghum Belt


DEP ARTMENT S Chairman’s Desk: Lowering Your Risk


Sorghum Markets: ACRE/SURE, Are they Working? Sorgonomics™: Sorghum Odor, A Costly Issue Sorghum Shortcuts: Farewell to Jeff Dahlberg Capitol Hill: New Folks are Coming to Town


on the cover


Sweet sorghum’s advantage as a biofuel has the sorghum industry buzzing. Learn more about this interesting crop and why companies are investing in its future on p. 8. Read how the pieces to the sweet sorghum puzzle are starting to fall in place on p. 16.


Photo by Shelee Padgett


SORGHUM Grower Volume 5, Issue 1


Winter 2011


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4201 North Interstate 27 Lubbock, Texas 79403 (806) 749-3478


FAX (806) 749-9002 www.sorghumgrowers.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS


GERALD SIMONSEN............... Ruskin, Nebraska Chairman of the Board


TERRY SWANSON.......................Walsh, Colorado Vice Chairman


TOBY BOSTWICK ............ Melrose, New Mexico Past Chairman


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JAMES BORN ....................................Booker, Texas DAN KRIENKE .............................. Perryton, Texas BRIAN McCUISTION........................ Odem, Texas ERIC MORK.................................. Colwich, Kansas J.B. STEWART ...........................Keyes, Oklahoma DAVID THOMAS .........................New Deal, Texas


STAFF TIM LUST SHARI CONNELL CEO Operations Manager


CHRIS COGBURN Strategic Business Director JEFF DAHLBERG LINDSAY KENNEDY


Research Director External Aff airs Director


JENNIFER BLACKBURN Communications Coord. MATT SPLITTER BRUCE MAUNDER HANNAH LIPPS GARY BAISE


Member Services Director Research Advisor Legislative Director General Counsel


Sorghum Grower is published by the National Sorghum Producers, an organization that represents U.S. sorghum producers and the sorghum industry. NSP is headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, in the heart of the U.S. Sorghum Belt. The organization serves as the voice of the sorghum industry coast to coast through legislative and regulatory representation and education. To subscribe, make address changes, or inquire about membership or advertising, please call (800) 658-9808 or email lindsay@sorghumgrowers.com.


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