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FEA TURES Yielding Achievement


Winners of the 2010 Yield & Management Contest Bin Busters


Illinois, Kentucky farmers show what sorghum can do Air Seeding Success


Kansas farmers fi nd success with seeding method


DEP ARTMENT S Editor’s Desk: We have a story to tell


Sorgonomics™: It’s time to take sorghum seriously E-Member Spotlight: Adapting to customer needs


Sorghum Markets: Niche sorghum markets add value Capitol Hill: New NSP lobby fi rm, Lipps heads to D.C. NSP Update: Commodity Classic wrap up


Lab to Cab: Clearing a pathway for sorghum ethanol Sorghum Shortcuts: Sorghum production webinars


on the cover


Bin buster winners of the 2010 NSP Yield and Management Contest explain how sorghum has improved their farming operations and their bottom lines. Read about Illinois farmer John Scates on p. 13 and Kentucky farmer Chris Robinson on p. 15.


Cover art by Lindsay Kennedy


SORGHUM Grower Volume 5, Issue 2


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www.sorghumgrowers.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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


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


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


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


STAFF TIM LUST SHARI CONNELL CEO Operations Manager


CHRIS COGBURN Strategic Business Director LINDSAY KENNEDY


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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