Chromatin Inc., an ag technology company, has signed an exclusive license agreement to use unique sorghum genetic stocks developed by Agrigenetics Inc., an affiliate of Dow AgroSciences LLC.
Under the agreement, Chromatin is deploying Dow AgroSciences’ sorghum technology to launch new products in multiple key sorghum markets outside of the United States.
“Chromatin has assembled and developed the industry’s leading product pipeline for sorghum,” said Daphne Preuss, CEO, Chromatin. “The materials licensed from Dow add critically important genetic diversity and allow Chromatin to bring higher yielding crops to our international customers.”
Sorghum is undergoing increasing global demand due to its ability to produce food, livestock feed and biofuel feedstocks on marginal land with limited water resources.
Sorghum has become an increasingly important contributor to global agriculture because of its broad geographic range, rapid growth and adaptation to drought. The new hybrid products will be sold through Chromatin’s international networks, including South America, Africa and Asia, where sorghum adoption is rapidly growing.
Chromatin is headquartered in Chicago and exports hybrid sorghum seed from production plants in Texas, Australia, South America and Africa to over 40 countries.