Ethanol in the Sorghum Belt. Greg Shelor Farmer from Minneola, Kansas President, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association President, National Sorghum Producers. Sorghum and Ethanol— A Natural Fit. In Kansas more ethanol is made from grain sorghum than from corn. Why?
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Farmer from Minneola, Kansas
President, Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association
President, National Sorghum Producers
#1 Kansas— nearly 50% of U.S. sorghum was produced in Kansas in 2005
More than 85% of Kansas sorghum production is in a county within 50 miles of either an existing or proposed ethanol plant.
Kansas Location Bushels
Garden City 43 million bu.
Garnett 8 million bu.
Russell 50 million bu.
Campus 30 million bu
Atchison 3 million bu.
Leoti 29 million bu.
Phillipsburg 43 million bu.
Colwich 39 million bu.
Liberal 38 million bu.
Pratt* 30 million bu.
Lyons* 54 million bu.
All Ethanol Plants 239 million bushels
Sorghum’s newest market is the rapidly expanding ethanol industry—we’ve seen a 57 percent increase in that market over the last 2 years.
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KGSPA and Kansas Ethanol Information websites:
National Sorghum Producers website: