USDA is forecasting a record-production year for sorghum. Based on Sept. 1 conditions the agency projects a 495-million-bu. crop, which would be 78% larger than last year. At a projected 73.9 bu./acre yield, that's up 17.7 bu. over last year.

Yield forecasts were at or above last month's level in all of the major sorghum-producing states except New Mexico and Oklahoma, USDA says. A 79-bu./acre yield (21 bu. over 2006) is anticipated in Kansas, the recipient of beneficial rainfall in August in the central and northern parts of the state where most of the sorghum is produced. Meanwhile, Texas, the second-largest sorghum-producing state, expects a record yield of 69 bu./acre, also 21 bu. over last year. Record-high yields are also forecast for Nebraska and Arkansas.
-- Farm Press