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AgReliant Genetics Finalizes Purchase of Iowa Soybean Conditioning Facility

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On Sept. 6, AgReliant Genetics finalized the purchase of a soybean conditioning facility located in Marcus, Iowa, previously operated by Sand Seed Service, Inc. This location will support AgReliant Genetics’ industry growth and optimize its efficiencies to meet the soybean needs of its customers.
“This is a great opportunity to expand our capacity and allow us to continue delivering high quality seed products to our customers across the Corn Belt,” says Frank Lynch, AgReliant Genetics vice president of operations. “We are
looking forward to being part of the Marcus, Iowa, community and continuing our growth and success together.”
Sand Seed Service, Inc. is a third-generation business operating in the central and western Corn Belt.
“The Sand Family and Board of Directors were looking for a viable company that could appreciate and utilize our state-of-the-art soybean facility, our employees and local seed growers — many of whom are also third generation,” says Chuck Sand, president and general manager of Sand Seed Service, Inc. “AgReliant Genetics is a great fit for our organization and the Marcus community.”
AgReliant Genetics offers soybean seed to North American farmers through AgriGold, Great Lakes Hybrids, LG Seeds, PRIDE Seeds, Producers Hybrids and Wensman.