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China Imports U.S. Grain Sorghum

China Imports U.S. Grain Sorghum

Spencer, IA: (Oct. 22, 2013) – The U.S. Grains Council is celebrating the first-ever shipment of U.S. grain sorghum to China.

Sixty thousand metric tons, or 2.36 million bushels, of sorghum arrived at a Chinese port late last week.

Sorghum Checkoff board chairman Stewart Weaver says seminars helped show Chinese end users how to incorporate grain sorghum into their rations. He says China represents a promising new market for U.S. sorghum.

Approximately 7.2 million acres were planted to grain sorghum in 2013, creating a need for additional demand.