Grain sorghum is a secondary row crop in Mississippi. In 2016, 11,000 acres of sorghum were harvested, producing 1 million bushels. Some 217 farms grew sorghum with a $4 million value of production. Insect pressure and a stagnant market are pushing Mississippi growers away from planting grain sorghum. Grain sorghum research is conducted by scientists in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES).