This month, the National Sorghum Producers Board of Directors announced the election of Kody Carson, Olton, Texas, as is its chairman. Farm Press caught up with Carson as he was custom-harvesting black-eyed peas on a farm near Cotton Center.
Carson talked with Editor Shelley Huguley about restoring trade relationships, the use of U.S. and Texas sorghum in China and Vietnam, and sorghum's role in helping companies become 'carbon neutral.'
"Everyone is talking about going green and becoming carbon neutral, well, those companies can't hardly do that without the U.S. farmer. They need the carbon we put back into the soil through the root mass to accomplish that," Carson says. "Sorghum happens to be a crop that's incredibly efficient at putting carbon back into the soil.
"I think there may be a time in the future when our carbon credits have more value and will be a part of our budgeting when we're trying to figure crops and cash flow."
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