Chromatin recruiting farmers to grow sorghum in California

September 30, 2013 |

In California, representatives of Chromatin have been meeting with farmers in the Tulare Valley to try to get them to grow sorghum has an alternative feedstock for ethanol. Rather than growing corn, the company says sorghum uses less fertilizers, chemicals and water, which can be especially beneficial in areas with limited water access. About 43,500 acres of sorghum were grown in the country in 2012, with most of it going to feed, and only accounted for $8.24 million of the county’s $119 million in grain sales.

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