NEWS
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%.

Perhaps a more ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Rain in Western Midwest, Plains Thurs.
DTN Ag Weather Brief
Daily Export Grain News
Market Impact Weather
NWS River Stages
Conditions Wednesday Good for Harvest
Market Impact Weather
Showers Tuesday Western Midwest, PNW
Tuesday Will Continue Mostly Dry
NOAA: Record-Warm September