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Sorghum U to discuss new grain sorghum marketing opportunities in Nebraska

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Industry insiders will present information on a wide variety of topics at Sorghum U on Feb. 19 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney, Neb.

This event is the third in a series of farmer-focused grain sorghum meetings across the High Plains that will give producers an opportunity to explore the profitability potential and new market opportunities of grain sorghum. Abengoa Energy joins the Sorghum Checkoff, Sorghum Partners and High Plains Journal as a sponsor for the Nebraska Sorghum U program.

Topics will range from new marketing opportunities, basic and advanced agronomics, using marginal transitional land, and other farm-level practices that will help increase producer profitability. The Environmental Protection Agency's approval of grain sorghum as an eligible advanced biofuels feedstock under the Renewable Fuels Standard opens up new markets in areas much like South Central Nebraska.

"End-user interest for sorghum is at an all-time high, and fair, reliable markets are calling on producers to meet their need for grain sorghum," said Sorghum Checkoff Renewables Director John Duff. "Growers across the state of Nebraska have a renewed interest in producing the crop, and they will need knowledge and resources to do so profitably. The Sorghum Checkoff is committed to providing this education and information going forward."

Sorghum U is a quality educational forum that will encourage informal discussions between industry insiders and both experienced and new growers alike. To register for the event visit www.hpj.com/sorghumu or call 855-422-6652. There is no charge to attend the event and lunch is included.

High Plains Journal and Midwest Ag Journal are weekly agriculture news publications with five geographic editions covering production agriculture across 12 states with paid readership. The Journal is based in Dodge City, Kan., and has brought essential industry news and markets to farm families and agriculture decision makers for more than 60 years throughout the core of production agriculture.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program is a producer-funded organization that is dedicated to improving the sorghum industry through research, promotion and education. For more information about the USCP and other research projects please visit www.sorghumcheckoff.com.

Chromatin, Inc. is focused on developing sorghum, both for traditional agriculture and for applications in renewable energy. Chromatin provides high quality sorghum seeds to growers and producers who are attracted to the crop's rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought, and high yields. Chromatin has optimized its product portfolio to create sorghum feedstocks that serve as ideal renewable resources for emerging bio-based industries such as liquid transportation fuels, chemicals, materials, and biopower. Today, Chromatin's products are sold in the US and in more than 20 countries, and its sorghum seeds are planted on over 4 million acres worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.chromatininc.com.

Abengoa Bioenergy owns and operates six ethanol facilities throughout the United States producing nearly 400 million gallons of ethanol for use as a commercial product. Abengoa Bioenergy is a leader in the production of biofuels and the sustainability of raw materials. For more information and to learn more about the Abengoa Bioenergy commitment to sustainable rural communities and providing alternative energy resources on a global scale visit www.abengoabioenergy.com.

Date: 2/11/2013



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