Louisiana’s grain sorghum acreage has dwindled in the past few years to a tiny fraction of what was grown just a decade ago — a shift driven by a shrinking market and problems with an insect called the sugarcane aphid. Still, LSU AgCenter experts said at a Nov. 7 meeting, grain sorghum, which also is known as milo, deserves a fresh look. It is an ideal crop to rotate with cotton and soybeans, they said, and good management practices can result in higher yields and less insect damage. The meeting was at the AgCenter office in Avoyelles Parish, where more than half of Louisiana’s 5,000 acres of grain sorghum were grown in 2018. In the mid-2000s, acreage was about 250,000. “The sugarcane aphid ran a lot of our farmers out of production, along with price,” said AgCenter entomologist Sebe Brown. “What this insect can do is shocking.” Severe aphid damage essentially sterilizes sorghum grain heads, and the insects leave behind a sticky … [Read more...] about Louisiana farmers encouraged to take fresh look at grain sorghum
APAC holds the largest market share and growth rate in the Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market. HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, May 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- According to the new market research report by IndustryARC titled “Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market: By Ancient Grain Type (Millet, Sorghum); By Application (Bakery & Confectionary, Sports Nutrition, Infant Formula, Cereals, Animal Feed) & By Geography – With Forecast (2018- 2023)”, the consumers in developed nations drive up the demand; prices are rising everywhere, including in developing nations where these grains have been affordable staples. APAC held the largest market share in the Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market APAC holds the largest market share and growth rate in the Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market and is anticipated to reach $6.7 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of -0.8%. The demand for Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market mainly derives from the poultry and beef … [Read more...] about Millet and Sorghum Ancient Grains Market is anticipated to hit $9.4 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 1.8%.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Asia & Pacific Chinese workers spread steamed sorghum on the ground as they prepare it for the first fermentation to be used in locally made wine called baijiu at the Maopu Health Liquor Co. Distillery on September 24, 2016, in Guizhou province, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) by Emily Rauhala by Emily Rauhala Email the author April 17 at 9:54 AM Email the author BEIJING — China announced temporary anti-dumping measures on U.S. sorghum, potentially hitting U.S. growers and exacerbating the brewing trade war between Beijing and Washington. China’s Ministry of Commerce said that … [Read more...] about In new sign of trade battle, China slaps U.S. sorghum producers with 179 percent deposit
0 View Comments BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to growing trade conflict with Washington. A preliminary ruling by the Commerce Ministry said U.S. sorghum was being sold at improperly low prices, hurting Chinese farmers. It said importers must post bonds of 178.6 percent of the value of their goods to cover possible anti-dumping duties while the probe is completed. Beijing launched the sorghum investigation on Feb. 4 in what some businesspeople saw as a warning shot after President Donald Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese-made washing machines and solar modules. Since then, Trump has threatened to raise duties on up to $150 billion of Chinese goods in a dispute over technology policy. Beijing has responded with its own list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation. The measures on sorghum, a grain used in animal feed and for making the fiery traditional Chinese … [Read more...] about China rules US sorghum was dumped as trade tensions mount
LINCOLN — Several Harlan County sorghum growers were recognized by the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board and at February’s Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif., as 2017 yield contest winners.National winners were Ron Robison, first in both irrigated and non-irrigated food-grade sorghum, and Debra Vorderstrasse, third in dryland reduced-till production.They also were first in those categories for Nebraska.Other state winners were Duane Vorderstrasse, second in dryland no-till and dryland reduced-till, and Scott Jewett, second in irrigated, conventional tillage.Also, Kearney County’s Josh Cederburg was third in the state in the irrigated reduced-till category. … [Read more...] about Sorghum growers contest winners in California