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Excerpts from the report: Grain sorghums have been grown continuously in the United States for about 100 years. They were first grown successfully in Kansas in the 1880's. Now they are a major crop in the central and southern Great Plains and in the irrigated valleys of the Southwest. The average annual acreage harvested in the United States during the 10-year period 1947-56 was 8,382,000. The acreage increased to 19,503,000 in 1957 and was 16,761,000 in 1958. Average annual production for 1947-56 was 165,998,000 bushels; and the production for 1957 and 1958 was 564,324,000 and 614,845,000 bushels, respectively.

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