Sorghum - Production and Exports


Sorghum (or milo) represents the third-largest cereal grain in the United States. Its comparative advantage is its drought tolerance; resistance to mycotoxins and fungi; and survivability in relatively harsher climatic conditions. Thusly, its production is primarily focused in a stretch of land beginning in southern Nebraska and ending at the southern tip of Texas.

Chief importers of U.S. sorghum in the 2016/2017 crop year (Sept. 1 - Aug. 31) were China (79 percent) and Mexico (9 percent).