2024 is Expected to Be A Good Year for the US Sorghum Crop

2024 is Expected to Be A Good Year for the US Sorghum Crop

Lorrie Boyer
Lorrie Boyer
Greg Ruehle, Executive Director of National Sorghum Producers, discusses USDA’s latest perspective plantings, reports noting discrepancies from initial expectations. he elaborates on the potential outcomes for 2024.

“The early intentions number was, I'm going to say, a bit disappointing, and it was disappointing for a couple reasons. One, it was smaller than last year's crop and for a variety of reasons, we think that there's a year over year increase in place. What we're basing that on is a couple of really good statistics. One is what seed sales look like, as we've talked to see dealers in the sorghum space, they've had a really good year in terms of moving products and for them and for us, we believe that that equates to a year-over-year increase in acreage.”

Ruehle is optimistic about South Texas Sorghum production.

“The second factor is a hardback named place today when we were all together in Houston for commodity classic. The farmers down along the Gulf were busy planting sorghum. And there is the biggest crop of sorghum in the Gulf Coast region of Texas that there has been in many, many years and tremendous growing conditions right now. They've had ample moisture, good weather."

Therefore, he says the sorghum crop in South Texas looks phenomenal.”

Once again, National Sorghum Producers Executive Director, Greg Ruehle.

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