Sorghum Exports Close 2021 on a High Note


USDA data issued on December 16 showed that U.S. sorghum’s new export sales during the prior week were a marketing-year high of 16.6 million bushels. The vast majority of that sale went to China. The sales reported during the week of December 16 were up 27 percent from the prior week and 57 percent higher than the previous four-week average. In addition to setting a marketing-year high for sorghum sales, 12.4 million bushels were shipped to China, another marketing year high. “As of the December 16 export report, demand for U.S. sorghum, particularly from China, remains very strong,” says National Sorghum Producers CEO Tim Lust. “This marketing-year high is very assuring as we wrap up one growing season and head into the next.” Purchases of sorghum as of December 16 hit just over 200 million bushels, 63 percent of the December WASDE estimates, with eight months left in the marketing year.