Sorghum Sustainability

Sorghum is the powerhouse of ancient grains – not just a nutritious and versatile food for people, but a sustainable crop for the planet.

Sorghum is a resilient grain well suited to thrive in a changing climate with uncertain growing conditions. Diversifying our food supply to include a wider variety of grains – like sorghum – supports robust, sustainable food systems.

In fact, sorghum – also known as The Resource Conserving Crop™, literally – is incredibly resistant to heat and drought, helps reduce soil erosion, improve soil health, and conserves wildlife.

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Water Savings
One of sorghum’s superpowers is adaptability to climate challenges such as heat and drought, requiring an amazing 30% less water than other grains.

Healthier Soil
75% of U.S. sorghum acres are grown under no-till or minimum tillage practices, which means less disturbance and healthier soils.

Lower Carbon Footprint
Sorghum grown with reduced tillage removes carbon from the atmosphere and stores it safely in the soil, cleaning our air and helping to fight climate change.

Wildlife Conservation
Sorghum increases biodiversity and provides wildlife habitat and protection – vital components of Great Plains ecosystems.

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