Kurt Shultz, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) senior director of global strategies, and Paige Stevenson, manager of global trade, recently visited West Texas and Kansas, meeting with United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP) staff members to discuss international marketing strategies and program priorities for this year’s crop. Shultz and Stevenson also had the opportunity to meet with sorghum traders and growers, receive updates on recent market trends, and speak with producers about their plans for next year. Pictured in a sorghum field near Fowler, Kansas, are (from left to right) Florentino Lopez of Creando Mañana; Stevenson; Shultz; Norma Ritz Johnson of USCP; and Jeffry Zortman, Kansas farmer and USCP board member. The field was raised by Zortman.
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.