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Largest Family-Owned, Retail Seed Company Expands Territory to Include Nine States

ATLANTA, Ind., July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beck's, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, is pleased to announce a territory expansion into new regions of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. This expansion adds roughly 12 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck's former marketing area to bring their total reach to half of the corn and soybean acres in the U.S. The continued growth will provide more Midwest farmers access to the world's most diverse genetics and traits in corn and soybeans.

"Over the last few years, more and more farmers have seen the value in working with a seed company that is family-owned, farmer-focused, and committed to providing high yielding products," said Scott Beck, president of Beck's. "With a world class breeding program, a lineup of high-performing products, innovative technologies, and a culture rooted in family heritage, we are dedicated to helping farmers succeed."

With the expansion, Beck's territory now encompasses the full state of Iowa, two-thirds of Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, additional counties in southern Michigan, all of Ohio and Illinois, southern Wisconsin, as well as Indiana. Currently, there are a number of dedicated Beck's dealers and seed advisors in the expanded territory. As Beck's continues to grow, they are committed to adding more employees and dealers to continue providing farmers with localized service.

"At Beck's, our growth strategy is methodical, ensuring the necessary infrastructure is in place to serve every farmer with the best in seed quality, field performance, and service," said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck's. "With new facility locations and a growing family of employees, we are equipped to serve an increasing number of farmers and are excited to introduce them to the Beck's culture."

Beck's offers a lineup of high yielding corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa all backed by a 100% Free Replant Policy. Farmers also have access to an extensive lineup of cover crops and forages. In addition, Beck's industry-leading Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program brings farmer-focused research to the farm management process.

For more information about Beck's products and services, please visit www.beckshybrids.com or call 800.937.2325.

About Beck's

Beck's is a family-owned and operated seed company that serves farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. According to a recent media survey, Beck's ranks as the sixth largest seed company in the United States and the only one in the top six that is family-owned, making Beck's the largest retail, family-owned seed company in the United States. To learn more about Beck's, please visit www.beckshybrids.com. Follow Beck's on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BecksHybrids, like Beck's on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BecksHybrids, or visit the Beck's Blog at www.beckshybrids.com/blog.

Practical Farm Research (PFR) is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc.



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CONTACT: Ashley Fischer Media Relations Coordinator 317.984.1134 afischer@beckshybrids.comSource: Beck's Hybrids