Beck's field day highlights yield-boosting strategies

Beck's field day highlights yield-boosting strategies

An estimated 2,000 farmers turned out last week for Beck’s inaugural Iowa Field Show to get a glimpse at dozens of research trials as well as a preview of leading corn and soybean products for 2017 planting.

The field day was held at Beck’s new seed distribution facility near Colfax, the latest addition to the Indiana-based company’s increasing expansion into Iowa.

Iowa has been the company’s second-fastest growth state over the past two years, said Beck’s CEO Sonny Beck. The company also has a corn breeding research station in Marshalltown and a seed production plant in Mount Pleasant, which it...

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