Marketing


  • India and several African nations use pro millet for human consumption.

  • Angola, Senegal, Japan and Western europe are the biggest export market for U.S Proso Millet.

  • Proso Millet prices have historically been higher than corn or sorghum

  • Proso prices have ranged from $2.50 to $22 per cwt over a 5-year period

  • Dehulling process is needed fro Proso millet to supply both human and animal needs

  • Proso Millet can be used for mushroom production

  • Estimated price in future month = (Index of future month * Price current month) / Index of current month

  • Prices of Proso Millet tend to peak in December and again in April

  • Use storage to take advantage of seasonal price patterns.

  • Calculate the production costfirst. Then Seerk price protection ( In the cash contracts with an elevator or direct cash sales at planned price targets)

  • If producers can achieve yield near 20cwt per acre and have marketing strategy Proso Millet is a profitable dryland crop.

  • Proso Millet is relatively cheap to produce.

  • Proso Millet has extensive market system in western Nebraska, eastern Colorado and south Dakota