Upcoming Cover Crops Meeting

Cover Crops have been a hot topic lately when it comes to weed suppression and grazing livestock, but selecting the type of crop or mix of crops can be difficult with the many options available. A Cover Crops Meeting discussing the grazing and weed control benefits of different cover crops will be offered by the K-State Research and Extension Councils of Barber, Kingman, Kiowa, Stafford, and Pratt counties on January 10th, 2019 in Pratt, Kansas. The meeting will be held at the Pratt Area 4-H center located at 81 Lake Road in Pratt at 1 pm with refreshments sponsored by Scoular. Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, Southeast Area Beef Systems Specialist for K-State Research and Extension will discuss her research pertaining to...

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 NSP Hires New Communication Coordinator

 NSP Hires New Communication Coordinator LUBBOCK, TX. — Delanie Crist has joined the National Sorghum Producers staff as communication coordinator. Crist will provide a broad range of public relations and marketing communications support to the organization and will serve as associate editor for Sorghum Grower magazine. "Delanie has a deep-rooted foundation in agriculture and brings a great deal of passion and experience that will undoubtedly serve the sorghum industry well," NSP External Affairs Director Jennifer Blackburn said. "We look forward to having her on Team Sorghum." Crist is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a master's degree in agricultural communications. During her last semester Crist served as an intern for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture in Washington,...

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 NSP Hires New Communication Coordinator

 NSP Hires New Communication Coordinator LUBBOCK, TX. — Delanie Crist has joined the National Sorghum Producers staff as communication coordinator. Crist will provide a broad range of public relations and marketing communications support to the organization and will serve as associate editor for Sorghum Grower magazine. "Delanie has a deep-rooted foundation in agriculture and brings a great deal of passion and experience that will undoubtedly serve the sorghum industry well," NSP External Affairs Director Jennifer Blackburn said. "We look forward to having her on Team Sorghum." Crist is a recent graduate of Texas Tech University where she received a master's degree in agricultural communications. During her last semester Crist served as an intern for the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture in Washington,...

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Sorghum Notes

Tax Package on the Move in the House Details on the tax framework are beginning to be revealed today after House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first overhaul of the nation’s tax code since President Reagan’s historic tax reform 31 years ago. President Trump issued a statement applauding the bill’s release but added there is much work left to do. At this time, NSP is cautiously optimistic about the provisions but will be pouring through the bill’s 429 pages to ensure changes positively impact sorghum producers. We will provide more in-depth details to our membership soon as this issue will be front and center through November and December.Biofuels Investment Puts...

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Sorghum Notes

Tax Package on the Move in the House Details on the tax framework are beginning to be revealed today after House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the first overhaul of the nation’s tax code since President Reagan’s historic tax reform 31 years ago. President Trump issued a statement applauding the bill’s release but added there is much work left to do. At this time, NSP is cautiously optimistic about the provisions but will be pouring through the bill’s 429 pages to ensure changes positively impact sorghum producers. We will provide more in-depth details to our membership soon as this issue will be front and center through November and December.Biofuels Investment Puts...

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This week’s Sorghum Notes

Guestworker Bill Passes Out of Committee The House Judiciary Committee narrowly passed Representative Bob Goodlatte's (R-VA) Agriculture Guestworker Act out of committee Wednesday. The AG Act would replace the existing H-2A program with an H-2C system to allow imported workers to work year-round. The program would drop requirements that employers provide housing and transportation to farmworkers. However, employees would no longer be limited to working on the farm that applied for their visa. The bill would initially allow as many as 450,000 visas to be issued, including 40,000 set aside for meat and poultry processors. The bill allows for the cap to be increased on an annual basis to meet demand. The bill will now go to the House floor...

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This week’s Sorghum Notes

Guestworker Bill Passes Out of Committee The House Judiciary Committee narrowly passed Representative Bob Goodlatte's (R-VA) Agriculture Guestworker Act out of committee Wednesday. The AG Act would replace the existing H-2A program with an H-2C system to allow imported workers to work year-round. The program would drop requirements that employers provide housing and transportation to farmworkers. However, employees would no longer be limited to working on the farm that applied for their visa. The bill would initially allow as many as 450,000 visas to be issued, including 40,000 set aside for meat and poultry processors. The bill allows for the cap to be increased on an annual basis to meet demand. The bill will now go to the House floor...

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