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Sorghum's Growing Pains - 4
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Jul 27, 2015 09:09 AM CDT

HOUSTON (DTN) -- Where some see an inevitable decline of high-value agricultural production above the shrinking Ogallala Aquifer, Justin Weinheimer sees opportunity.

"Where you really see the value of an inch of water shine is on a limited-irrigation field of sorghum," Weinheimer, the Sorghum Checkoff's crop improvement director, told DTN. "The land above the Ogallala Aquifer is a good fit for sorghum, in part because the aquifer lies underneath the Sorghum Belt."

Proponents of this hardy grain see potential acreage gains across the U.S., from the water-hungry Great Plains to the marginal croplands of the Southeast and weed-plagued acres of ...

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