Sorghum Industry Optimistic
"I think a lot of our members are just excited to be in 2023. You know, unfortunately 2022 was just an extremely challenging year for our growers, and you know, lowest national yield since 1960. So, certainly all sorghum shows its extreme drought tolerance and how tough it is, when there is just no rain. It's very challenging, but think as we enter 2023 Serve Dunbar growing areas have been able to pick up some precipitation and looking a little better."
Additionally, Lust says there are good opportunities for sorghum producers.
"Markets are certainly strong in terms of what that looks like. And so I think from an opportunity standpoint, continue to see our growers looking at new herbicide technology as an example. I know they're in Colorado, for example. And burr has just been a huge problem my entire career so extremely excited this year for our growers as they have multiple hybrid options for over-the-top grass control that allows frankly a lot of growers that have had to quit growing sorghum over the last 10 or 20 years the opportunity to come back and grow sorghum throughout a lot of our western areas with western Kansas, eastern Colorado and Texas Panhandle."
National Sorghum Producers Executive Director, Tim Lust.