A Few Of The Findings
- 95% of FBN members buy from a seed company that relabels
- 38% of corn and 45% of soybean seeds analyzed were sold by multiple brands
- 6.3% of farms purchased duplicate genetic labels, many inadvertently.
What Farmers Said After They Saw The Results
"I typically buy seed from many brands, so I thought I had a good sense of the market. But through the FBN Relabeling Study, I found out I could have saved $20/bag on beans and $25/bag on corn seeds identical to ones I was already planting! Now I can't imagine buying seeds without checking for relabeled alternatives."
"I deliberately break up my seed orders to spread genetic risk across brands and maturities. So much for genetic diversity in my seed selection... This bothers me on so many levels. How can farmers be good stewards when seed companies do not clearly disclose when varieties are cross marketed between competitive brands? I expect the various national seed families to have a lot of relabeling, but am very surprised to see competing companies sharing seed stock."
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