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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!

Feb 28, 2019

In this episode we sit down with Gary Mao, founder of Northwest Grains International and discuss his perspective on U.S. sorghum trade with China. 

Mao moved to the U.S. from China around 15 years ago and has successfully built a comprehensive worldwide network of suppliers including numerous partnerships within North...

Feb 18, 2019

In this special episode we had the opportunity to visit with Paul Huang of Jun Jie Agriculture Trading Co., the largest Chinese importer of U.S. sorghum, about China trade and demand for U.S. sorghum.

Jun Jie imports approximately 2 million metric tons of U.S. sorghum each year.

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Feb 13, 2019

Sorghum Checkoff Quarterly Report

1st Quarter 2019

Oct.-Dec. 2018


Time Stamps:

00:11 - Intro - John Duff

01:00 - Welcome - Florentino Lopez, Executive Director

02:22 - Communications Direct - Jennifer Blackburn, External Affairs Director

06:11 - Crop Improvement - Justin Weinheimer, Crop Improvement Director

12:31 -...

Feb 11, 2019

In this episode sorghum farmer and Leadership Sorghum Class II graduate Greg Glover from Amarillo, Texas, along with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Economist Mark Welch, Ph.D., join us to discuss the Master Marketer program taking place in Lubbock, Texas, this year and their perspective on grain marketing today. 


Feb 4, 2019

In this episode we visit with Tom Sleight, president of the U.S. Grains Council about global grain issues. We discuss the importance of international grain trade and efforts of the U.S. Grains Council on behalf of sorghum farmers. With the current trade situation, market development remains a priority for the Sorghum...