More and more farmers in Texas are planting sorghum as a primary crop, thanks to increased demand for ethanol production. The amount of land in Texas planted with sorghum reached 2.7 million acres this year, about 17% more than the year before. Planting sorghum as part of crop rotation also benefits cotton farmers by keeping the soil healthy and productive, said Jay Yates, an agricultural economist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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