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09/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2020 14:55

Suppes Named to National Sorghum Checkoff Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Thursday the appointment of Shayne Suppes of Scott City as one of five new members to the United Sorghum Checkoff Program board. Shayne will represent Kansas on the board and serve a three-year term starting in December.

'The Kansas agriculture industry has a long history of producing great agriculture leaders and innovators,' said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. 'I have enjoyed working alongside the many agriculture associations that are active in Kansas to craft legislation and work with the administration to support our hard working farmers and ranchers. Congratulations to Shayne. I know he will represent Kansas sorghum growers well.'

The 13-member United Sorghum Checkoff Program Board is composed of nine sorghum farmers who represent the three states with the largest sorghum production - Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas - and four at-large national representatives. The goal of the board is to oversee industry-funded research and promotion. Kansas remains the nation's top sorghum-producing state with 2.8 million acres harvested in 2018.