Sorghum Seed Available for Farmers and Ranchers Involved in Anderson Creek FireMon, 04 Apr 2016 15:54:17 CDT
Chromatin, Inc., is moving quickly to assist farmers and ranchers affected by the Anderson Creek Fire that destroyed close to 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, 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,” said 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.
Source - Chromatin
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