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U.S. sorghum acreage higher in the northern plains, lower in the south

U.S. sorghum acreage higher in the northern plains, lower in the south

U.S. sorghum acreage has increased in northern growing areas, but USDA planting projections show total acreage is down 11 percent from last year.

Nate Blum of Sorghum United says the March planting intentions report showed Nebraska farmers growing 17 percent more sorghum acres compared to a year ago, while South Dakota saw a 9 percent increase.

“But Kansas, the largest sorghum-growing state, dropped significantly. In Texas, which is the second largest, they are still down significantly.”

He says Brownfield sorghum likely lost ground to cotton in the South and displaced corn in the Upper Plains.

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