Various baijiu boxes and bottles lined up on a reception table.
June 2, 2015

China likes its baijiu, which is becoming more popular around the world. A byproduct of that demand is a booming US export market for sorghum.

Sorghum exports this year are expected to make up 62 percent of the total amount harvested, the highest proportion since 1975, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service. The department projects sorghum plantings to increase by nearly 400,000 acres this year to 7.5 million.

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