Sorghum Checkoff Hosts International Buyers

The Sorghum checkoff Monday welcomed a group of international buyers interested in grain sorghum as part of the Export Sorghum event. The one-day expo in Dallas, Texas, included more than 65 international buyers. Sorghum Checkoff executive director Florentino Lopez says the event “serves as our opportunity to share the value of U.S. sorghum.” Export Sorghum is centered around creating networking opportunities while providing buyers with information to help them make sorghum the “smart choice” for their feed grain solutions. Attendees of the event also tour parts of the U.S. to experience sorghum production and the value chain firsthand while developing relationships with U.S. sorghum farmers and suppliers. The Sorghum Checkoff says sorghum has proven to be a reliable ingredient across several industries including swine, poultry, beef, dairy and human food, increasing export opportunity. The event was held in conjunction with the United Sorghum Checkoff Program, in coordination with the U.S. Grains Council, Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission and Texas Grain Sorghum Producers Board.