The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has been working with checkoff dollars to help improve profitability for sorghum producers nationwide.
Since 2008, the Sorghum Checkoff has enhanced its efforts in the areas of research, promotion and information to help sorghum producers yield greater financial return. Today, the economic picture for sorghum is bright with greater acreage being devoted to sorghum and increased demand coming from foreign markets and right here in the U.S.
Farm journal foundation is proud to join together with the following partners to share the story of agriculture and conservation:
Habitat and Conservation on the High Plains:
Achieving farm success sustainable solutions
The High Plains is a vast, semi-arid region with a unique set of sustainability-related challenges and opportunities. Thanks to its resilience and water-smart qualities, sorghum is heavily produced on the High Plains, where it plays an important role in soil health and wildlife habits. To further extend these impacts, the United Sorghum Checkoff Program is teaming up with Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. dedicated to upland habitat conservation, to support the region’s sorghum growers in achieving their farms' greatest sustainability potential. Through the application of precision agriculture data and targeted conservation practices and programs, this partnership is working hand-in-hand with growers to identify and implement smart soil health and conservation solutions for overall farm success.