East Texas Ag News: Sorghum acres expected to be up this year

East Texas Ag News: Texas hay report
East Texas Ag News: Texas hay report
Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 9:07 AM CDT
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - Sorghum acres are expected to be up this year as prices and increased export demand are making the crop a hot commodity.

That’s according to a Texas A&M Agrilife Extension service expert. About half of Texas’ sorghum is planted at this point. And producers could be in for a good year with timely rains.

Sorghum tolerates heat and drier conditions better than other row crops. But. Water is necessary to produce good yields.

In 2020 the US department of agriculture reported there were 1.8 million acres of sorghum. And 2021 is expected to produce more acreages due to good prices.

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