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Chromatin, Inc. Announces Winners in National Sorghum Producers Annual Competition

Jan 27th, 2014

CHICAGO, IL –  Chromatin, Inc., an agriculture technology company, is pleased to announce that nine sorghum growers who planted Chromatin’s Sorghum Partners™ brand products, won at the county, state and national level in the National Sorghum Producers 2013 competition.

 Chromatin is bringing breeding and agronomic innovations to sorghum — a high-yielding, nutrient-efficient, and drought tolerant crop that can meet the growing demand for sustainable food, feed and biomass production.  Chromatin’s commercial products, along with its growing pipeline, are providing enhanced returns to growers who need high yielding grain and forage products, yet wish to reduce the costs of inputs, including water.

 “We want to congratulate Ben Cramer, who won the National championship in the Non-Irrigated, Food Grade category with a yield of 75.4 bushels per acre”, said Mike Battin, Chromatin’s Director of National Sales.  “Sorghum has become an increasingly important food for those seeking gluten free, high antioxidant alternatives to other grains.  Ben has demonstrated that growers have an exciting option to participate in this rapidly growing market, even when water is very limiting.”  

“In Kansas, growers are taking the lead in introducing innovations that result in high yields, while preserving our valuable water supply for future generations,” said Mr. Cramer.  “I’m excited to see our efforts paying off and I’m excited about the market opportunities for high quality food-grade sorghums.”  

Mr. Cramer will be recognized at the 2014 Commodity Classic meeting, February 27-March 1 in San Antonio, Texas.  “Chromatin congratulates Mr. Cramer, along with Lewis Trietsch Farms, which placed first in the Texas State Conventional-till, Non-irrigated category, as well as other growers from S. Dakota, Kansas and Texas who placed or won at the state or county levels with Sorghum Partners™ products,” said Daphne Preuss, Chromatin’s CEO.  “We are pleased that growers recognize the opportunity they can realize with our products, and we are looking forward to more winners as our investment in our breeding pipeline pays off.”

About Chromatin:

Chromatin, Inc. develops sorghum for both traditional agriculture markets and for uses in new applications.  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 optimized its product portfolio to create sorghum feedstocks that serve as ideal renewable resources for emerging bio-based industries such as liquid transportation fuels, chemicals, materials and biopower. Today, Chromatin’s products are sold in the U.S. and in more than 20 countries, where its sorghum seed is planted on over 4 million acres. For additional information, please visit

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