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US sorghum boom fuelled by drought, China moonshine, hogs

Exports of sorghum from the US are headed for the most in 35 years with most of it going to China

Sorghum, a kernel-yielding stalk native to Africa, is cheap to plant, holds up better in drought-like conditions than other crops and demand is soaring in China.


ACROSS the Great Plains, farmers are turning to a little-known grain called sorghum for relief from a two-year slump in agriculture prices.

A kernel-yielding stalk that's native to Africa, sorghum has three things going for it right now: it's cheap to plant; it holds up