BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The sorghum seed supply is tight in South Dakota this spring.
Millborn Seeds in Brookings says more than 90 percent of sorghum seed is grown in the Texas Panhandle, and drought last year cut this year’s seed supplies by about 60 percent.
The Brookings company says demand for sorghum has increased in recent years due to many factors, including that many farmers are starting to double-crop. Annual warm season grasses are a good planting option after oats, hay and barley.
The Agriculture Department projects a 13 percent increase in South Dakota sorghum acres this spring, to 170,000.
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