Drought Spurs Sorghum Acreage
Bryce Anderson DTN Ag Meteorologist and DTN Analyst
Mon Apr 8, 2013 02:07 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA's March 28 planting intentions report shows more grain sorghum in the crop mix for 2013, by a significant percentage. Total grain sorghum acreage is listed at 7.62 million acres -- a 22% increase from 2012 and 39% more sorghum acreage than 2011's intentions report.

Within this total, there are some hefty increases state by state. On a percentage basis, Missouri's sorghum intentions total is 69% higher than a year ago; Nebraska, up 52%; Colorado, up 35%; Texas, up 30%; Arkansas, up 21%; Georgia, up 18%; Kansas, up 16%; and South Dakota, up 15%.

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