~ HARVESTING A FIELD OF RED ~ [Agriculture Pictures Photography]

© Jeana Clark


Uploaded: October 12, 2012 12:57:22


The farmer shown is my husband, starting our own fall harvest of grain sorghum/milo. After a month of planting our wheat crop for next summer, cutting and hauling crops for others in the community, we are finally getting to ours! Hoping to be finished in a few days. There are many uses for grain sorghum/milo, some of which are food, fodder, and the production of alcoholic beverages. It is drought tolerant and heat tolerant, and is especially important in arid regions. It is an important food crop in Africa, Central America, and South Asia, and is the "fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world."

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Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 90.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Jeana Clark October 12, 2012

Also used for livestock feed, and most recently, November of 2005, however, the US Congress passed a Renewable Fuels Standard as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, with the goal of producing 30 billion litres (8 billion gallons) of renewable fuel (ethanol) annually by 2012. Currently, 12% of grain sorghum production in the US is used to make ethanol. An AP article claims that sorghum-sap-based ethanol has four times the energy yield as corn-based ethanol. This is just our small contribution! #1491879

Nikki McDonald level-classic October 12, 2012

Well you sure picked the right crop for this year if it's drought resistant! You forgot to mention what a beautiful color it is and how very nice it looks against a blue sky. Don't work too hard, Jeana. #10367232

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