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Think the seed is the most overlooked part of the planting process? They’re right. For many years, the seed was essentially forgotten, until someone brought the word “carpet” back into the realm of English language.Dow AgroSciences LLC intends to purchase certain assets of Sansgaard Seed Farms, Inc., of Story City, IA. The transaction is expected to close in the near future. Under the terms of the agreement, Dow AgroSciences will acquire the Prairie Brand Seed brand and marketing assets, in addition to land, buildings and equipment. The addition of these assets will build upon Dow AgroSciences’ seed business and will expand its broad range of product offerings. “Over the past seven decades, Sansguard Seed Farms and its Prairie Brand seed business has developed an excellent reputation in the Midwest as a leading provider of top-quality, high-yielding soybeans,” said Ben Kaehler, U.S. Seed Affiliates Commercial leader, Dow AgroSciences. “In the past few years, they have expanded their product offering with corn. We are very pleased to have them represent Dow AgroSciences and our technologies to Midwest growers.”
“By joining Dow AgroSciences, we expand our product offering of both traits and genetics, while we continue to operate with a regional and personal focus,” said Brian Sansgaard, president of Prairie Brand. “As a lifelong seedsman and farmer, this venture brings customers of Prairie Brand a very strong value proposition of the latest technology, some of the industry’s leading genetics, and our personal service.” We plant 50% praire brand here. I sell a little of it to pass time in winter. They have some good varities of corn and beans for my area. But as any seed company they also have some poor varities. I have found some of there drought tolerant numbers to have incredible flex to them in ideal growing conditions.
Prairie Brand Seed is adding to its team to serve growers in five states including Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. On May 22, 2014, Renze Seeds became part of Prairie Brand Seed. The alignment of the two seed companies, both owned by Dow AgroSciences, under a single brand will build on Prairie Brand’s growth across the region. Prairie Brand Seed is adding to its team to serve growers in five states including Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. On May 22, 2014, Renze Seeds became part of Prairie Brand Seed. The alignment of the two seed companies, both owned by Dow AgroSciences, under a single brand will build on Prairie Brand's growth across the region. Prairie Brand Seed gains expanded distribution capacity and additional manpower with the strategic integration of Renze Seeds. The alignment also provides growers throughout the five-state region with access to a full agronomy staff and more marketing support. "Adding Renze Seeds increases our critical mass, and allows us to provide even more information and resources to the customers we serve. We look forward to sharing new products and services with farmers throughout the region," Kallem said. (Source: propulling.com)