When we announced our Seed Relabeling Study, even we did not anticipate the response. Farmers have now sent us over 2,000 seed tag pictures from corn, soybeans, popcorn, alfalfa, cotton and sunflowers in 2.5 weeks!
The extent and impact of seed relabeling is unfortunately even greater than we originally estimated. We now estimate that over 70% of FBN℠ members plant seeds from brands (over 50 identified to date) that relabel some of their seeds. One variety we found is being sold by at least 9 brands - often in the same region!
Are Your Seeds Relabeled?Each FBN member who submits tags will receive a personal report identifying if their seeds are being sold under different brand names.
A Tale of 1 Seed, 9 Brands:
Poll: Corn Planting Progress
Last Friday, 5.2 million acres of farms responded to our corn planting progress poll. Corn planting is nearing completion in Arkansas, Oklahoma, with the Texas panhandle trailing. The South-Central Midwest is well underway, with Missouri reporting 58% complete.
The I states are just beginning, with solid progress in Central Illinois, but still early in Indiana at 16% and Iowa reporting just 8% complete.
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