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Although a near-decade high demand for corn and soybeans caused recent surges in futures prices, ag experts say sorghum is another crop to watch. The USDA projected U.S. sorghum plantings for 2021 would increase 18% from the previous year in its March report. Sorghum is primarily exported to China for use in animal feed and to create baiju liquor. The demand has been welcome this year as sorghum is much more drought resistant. Analysts predict that the USDA’s June 30 U.S. acreage estimates will show significant additional sorghum acres. Learn more about the projections.


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