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February 26, 2013

30,000 grain sorghum acres target California ethanol plants

The race to produce renewable fuel crops in California is looking like back to the future.

Grain sorghum, a crop that once was planted on almost 500,000 acres in the state, but has now almost disappeared, could make a comeback as a feedstock for ethanol and high-grade biofuel production. About 100 growers showed up for presentations by two of California’s most respected agricultural companies and a global sorghum seed producer. Organizers hope to convince growers to plant as many as 30,000 acres of grain sorghum in the San Joaquin Valley this year to feed the Central Valley’s corn-fed ethanol plants. Read More 

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