Source: Kansas State University


A researcher's suggestion to establish a research center for sorghum improvement at Kansas State University is benefiting the state and region, and also is expected to ultimately benefit millions of people worldwide.


Why a sorghum center in the wheat state?


Scott Staggenborg, an agronomist and crop researcher at K-State, explains: Kansas is the leading producer of grain sorghum in the United States. In 2008, farmers and ranchers in the state produced 45.4 percent (214,500,000 bushels) of the nation's crop. In 2009, the state's producers produced 58.6 percent (224,400,000 bushels) of the nation's crop.


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