Agriculture
10:21 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Seed companies fight to keep independence

As big box stores dominated the retail landscape over the past two decades, some shoppers save found it difficult to find independent stores. It is the same out in the cornfields, where farmers have a lot fewer companies to choose from when they buy the seeds to plant their crops. Many seed companies have been taken over by large corporations such as Monsanto and DuPont. But as Harvest Public  Media’s Bill Wheelhouse reports, one seed company in the region continues to thrive: