FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum
Mon Aug 4, 2014 09:56 AM CDT

Midway through the final field of grain sorghum harvest last fall, North Carolinian Jason Rhodes dumped a portion of the dark brown BB-sized seed from his combine hopper into a small trailer hitched behind a pickup. A local hunting club was using the sorghum to attract and keep quail on their property.

"Anytime you can sell like that," Rhodes says, "there is added income for me. I wish there were more of that." He and his wife, Shelley, received about $5 per bushel—20 cents more than the thousands of bushels he sold the ...

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