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Sorghum Checkoff joins Chromatin to develop seeds

6/14/2013 at 12:00 a.m.

The United Sorghum Checkoff Program has announced a new partnership with Chromatin, a Chicago-based seed developer. The five-year venture will be jointly funded for $1 million and will seek to develop new higher-yielding and more-advanced grain sorghum hybrids for farmers.

“The Sorghum Checkoff is committed to increasing producer profitability, and we are excited to partner with a company like Chromatin that is also completely focused on sorghum and committed to enhancing the quality and yield of grain sorghum,” said Stewart Weaver, an Arkansas farmer who leads the checkoff. 

“This type of program exemplifies the role a national checkoff can play in utilizing producer dollars to make a difference in the sorghum industry.”

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