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Sorghum E-Notes


November 21, 2012



thevoice of the sorghum industry


Happy Thanksgiving


As we approach Thanksgiving and the holiday season, NSP would like to thank our members for the hard work and labor they put into each day to provide safe, nutritious and affordable food so that we may be able to enjoy it with family and friends during this joyous time of year. As you gather with your family this holiday season, focus on the many blessings in your life and give thanks to those whose lives are dedicated to producing America’s bounty. NSP offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for staff to celebrate and enjoy time with their own families.


NSP Supports EPA Decision to Deny RFS Waiver Request


Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it denied the request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard. In response, NSP Chairman Terry Swanson released the following statement:


“National Sorghum Producers strongly supports the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny the Renewable Fuel Standard waiver request, and we commend Administrator Lisa Jackson for making a decision based on thoughtful analysis and facts.


“Sorghum has vast potential and can play an important role in supporting American energy independence. Maintaining the RFS will help to ensure this potential is met by continuing to provide a sustainable market for renewable fuels. The RFS has spurred job creation and promoted growth in our rural economies, and the sorghum industry stands ready to become a critical component in America’s energy solution.”


Crop Report


Nationally, 95 percent of the sorghum crop was harvested by week’s end, 4 percentage points ahead of last year and 8 points ahead of the 5-year average. Mild, dry weather in Colorado and New Mexico promoted a rapid harvest pace during the week.


Have Harvest Photos?


NSP has been accepting “photos from the field” all summer, and now that harvest is just now approaching in some areas, we would love to see your harvest photos. Photos we receive will be posted to our Facebook page with your name and location—facebook.com/nationalsorghumproducers. Interested to see how the sorghum crop is looking in other areas of the U.S.? Visit our page and see photos from South Texas to Virginia.


Upcoming Sorghum Events


Nov. 27-29Leadership Sorghum Session II,Kansas

Nov. 27-29 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, Houston, Texas

Dec. 4-7American Seed Trade Association Seed Expo,Chicago, Ill.

Dec.. 8OK Sorghum Assoc. & OK Wheat Growers Joint Conf., Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dec. 11-13USCP Board of Directors Meeting, Lubbock, Texas


Market News - To view this week’s Gulf export grain report, clickhere.


Sign Up to Receive the Sorghum Checkoff e-Newsletter

Sorghum producers can also receive monthly e-Newsletters from the United Sorghum Checkoff Program. To receive monthly news and information regarding the Sorghum Checkoff’s efforts in sorghum research, education and market development contact info@sorghumcheckoff.comand provide your email address or sign up at www.SorghumCheckoff.com/contact-us. You can also follow the Sorghum Checkoff on Twitter @SorghumCheckoff.


About Sorghum Notes

Sorghum Notes is a publication of the National Sorghum Producers. NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers and serves as the voice of the sorghum industry from coast to coast through education and legislative and regulatory representation. To learn more about NSP, visit our website at www.sorghumgrowers.com. Write to us at National Sorghum Producers, 4201 N Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403. To unsubscribe to Sorghum Notes, please reply to jennifer@sorghumgrowers.com. If you have questions about the sorghum industry or the National Sorghum Producers, please do not hesitate to call NSP at (800) 658-9808. You can also follow NSP on Twitter @SorghumGrowers, and you can find National Sorghum Producers on Facebook.


SORGHUM Notes is sponsored by:

Sorghum Partners, LLC
P.O. Box 189, New Deal, TX 79350
Phone: (800) 645-7478 Fax: (806) 746-5305


Quote of the Week:


Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.


—Tim Duncan