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US Sorghum Production Set to Bounce Back in 2012/13

17 May 2012

US - The 2012/13 sorghum crop is projected to rise to 335 million bushels.

It is expected that sorghum yields will return to normal levels. According to the USDA's Feed Outlook for May 2012, planted acreage is predicted to increase by 469,000 acres to 5.95 million. The projected yield is up 10.4 bushels from 2011/12.

Beginning stocks for 2012/13 are forecast at 26.9 million bushels, down 0.6 million from a year ago. Total supply for 2012/13 is projected to be 362 million bushels, up from 242 million in 2011/12.

A surge in total sorghum usage is expected. Exports are also expected to rise.

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