Council Congratulates Tim Lust On 30 Years Of Service To Sorghum Industry

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) congratulates Tim Lust, CEO of the National Sorghum Producers (NSP) and United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP), on his 30 years of service to the sorghum industry, in addition to the greater grain community.

The sorghum industry was integral to the founding of the Council, and its continued success over the years would not be possible without industry leaders like Lust.

“The U.S. Grains Council thanks Tim for his leadership over the last three decades. The partnership we have with Tim and the sorghum industry has led to the creation of new international markets and it serves as a strong foundation for future opportunities for sorghum,” said USGC President and CEO Ryan LeGrand.

Growing up on a farm in Texas, Lust was exposed to sorghum early in life and his appreciation for the sustainable crop only grew over time as he gained more hands-on experience working with it in its various forms across the value chain.

During his time at NSP and USCP, Lust has helped lead the industry as it advocated on both a national and international scale, including a trade dispute with China in 2018, when industry cooperators, along with Lust and his team, were able to reopen sorghum trade with the country. This kept the door open for China to be the top market for U.S. sorghum once again.

“Tim has been a major asset to the sorghum industry as well to USGC over the years. His dedication to sorghum and policies that drive sorghum production, use and trade both domestically and internationally have been key to bringing the U.S. sorghum industry to where it is today,” said USGC Vice President Cary Sifferath.

Please join the Council in congratulating Tim on 30 years of service!