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Chromatin Announces Relief Program for Sorghum Growers Hit by the Kansas-Oklahoma Fire

Apr 4th, 2016

Chicago, IL - Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed 400,000 acres. Led by Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners® brand, this initiative will provide farmers with seed that can rapidly produce feed for livestock and ground cover to prevent soil erosion.

“We are saddened to hear of the tragic damage caused by this fire to crops, pastures and livestock in the Kansas and Oklahoma areas. We are confident that sorghum can be part of a recovery program for the region, and Chromatin is pleased to devote resources toward this effort,” said Daphne Preuss, Chromatin’s CEO.

Sorghum grows well in tough conditions; it can be planted late in the season, requires limited water resources and grows quickly. Sorghum’s extensive root system can stabilize soil against wind and water erosion. Forage sorghum is especially useful in fire recovery, as it serves as a source of hay and silage feed, or as a cover crop in pastures for grazing.

“Our thoughts are with growers affected by the devastation of the Anderson Creek Fire, and we at Sorghum Partners are working with supportive local retailers to provide select products that are well adapted to the area at a significant discount,” stated Mike Battin, Director of National Sales.

Growers and ranchers who have been affected by the devastation of the fire are encouraged to contact the following local retailers and cooperatives:

Anthony Farmers Cooperative (Sharon, Kansas)
Contact: Aaron Schreiner

OK Coop (Kiowa, Kansas)
Contact: Brett Courson

Farmers Cooperative Equity (Isabel, Kansas)
Contact: Ted Behring

Farmers Cooperative Equity (Medicine Lodge, Kansas)
Contact: Mike Snell

Farmers Cooperative of Carmen (Cherokee, Oklahoma)
Contact: Alan Nusser

This program is focused on assisting those producers primarily in Barber and Comanche counties in Kansas and in Woods County in Oklahoma. Growers and livestock producers can also call 1-855-SORGHUM for program details.

About Chromatin:

Chromatin, Inc. is a rapidly growing global company that is 100 percent focused on sorghum. It provides high quality sorghum seeds to growers and producers who are attracted to the crop’s rapid maturation, tolerance to heat, cold and drought and high yields. Chromatin has an industry-leading management team that is inventing, developing and implementing sorghum innovations, and reshaping the sorghum market through multiple channels around the globe. For more information on Chromatin, visit

About Sorghum Partners® Brand:

Sorghum Partners® seed provides high quality sorghum seeds that are planted on millions of acres around the world. Sorghum Partners® grain and forage sorghum products are carefully processed in a fully equipped seed processing facility in New Deal, Texas. Each seed lot is professionally tested and certified by an in-house seed quality lab that is registered with U.S. and international regulatory authorities. For additional information about Sorghum Partners® seed products call 1-855-SORGHUM. Sorghum Partners® is a brand owned by Chromatin, Inc. Visit


For Chromatin, Inc.
Kellie Wostrel, 402-818-1114