There are many reasons why people from all over the world choose CleanDirt Farm to meet their millet needs, but we know the main reason is because of the quality of our products. We offer a superior product in both conventional and organic millet cleaning and dehulling. CleanDirt Farm is located in Northeast Colorado, the heartland of millet production. Our premium millet comes from farmers that have been long-time stewards of their land. Their respect and knowledge of the land and good farming practices yield fruitful, high quality millet. CleanDirt Farm is a small family-owned company, proud to offer uncompromisingly high quality millet and excellent service.
Millet is one of the oldest foods known to humans and possibly the first grain to be used for domestic purposes. Millet is and ancient grain used in Africa and India as a staple food for thousands of years. It was grown as early as 2700 BC in China where it was the prevalent grain before rice. Millet is an extremely healthy gluten-free grain that is grown on the high plains of Colorado, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. Whether you are seeking conventional or organic millet, for the glueten-free food market, the bread adn grain industry or the bird seed and animal feed industry, CleanDirt Farm can be your primary source for millet.
Proso is well adapted to many soil and climatic conditions; it has a short growing season, and needs little water. The water requirement of proso is probably the lowest of any major cereal. It is an excellent crop for dryland and no-till farming. Proso millet is an annual grass whose plants reach an average height of 100 cm (4 feet.) The seedheads grow in bunches. The seeds are small (2-3 mm or .1 inch or so) and can be cream, yellow, orange-red, or brown in colour.
Proso is an annual grass like all other millets, but it is not closely related to pearl millet, foxtail millet, finger millet, or the barnyard millets.
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