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Sorghum Smart Talk

Sorghum Smart Talk features useful information and provides credible resources relating to the sorghum industry in order to benefit sorghum growers, industry stakeholders and all agriculturalists.

Nov 12, 2018

In this episode our guest Chris Novak, CropLife America president and CEO, discusses the need for certainty in crop production tools. Availability of tools for farmers to manage and control pests and diseases is essential, and groups like CropLife America and National Sorghum Producers exist to represent growers by...


Nov 5, 2018

In this episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, Tom Sell of Combest, Sell & Associates discusses the history of farm policy in the U.S. and why it is important for farmers to be engaged in the process. 

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Oct 31, 2018

In this episode of Sorghum Smart Talk, Shayne Suppes, Sorghum Checkoff board director, joins us to talk about his operation.

Suppes farms both commercial and food-grade sorghum near Scott City, Kansas, and will serve as a Sorghum Checkoff board director from 2018-2021. He also shares his background with us and how that...


Oct 23, 2018

Get to know your CEO! In this episode of Sorghum Smart Talk we sit down with National Sorghum Producers and Sorghum Checkoff CEO Tim Lust to discuss current industry issues. Lust gives us an update on pesticides and other legislative and regulatory issues NSP has been working on for sorghum farmers.

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Oct 14, 2018

Our guest Florentino Lopez, Sorghum Checkoff executive director sits down with John Duff, Sorghum Checkoff renewables program director to discuss the Sorghum Checkoff past, present and future. 

We get to learn a little more about Lopez's background and how he found his way to the Sorghum Checkoff. Lopez began his career...