Press Releases

2017

2017 press release archive for Beck's Hybrids.

2018

2/7/2018

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce an on-going expansion project for their processing and distribution facility in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The expansion will begin with a new warehouse and dock space that is projected to be complete in November 2018. Future plans also include a new structure for bulk storage and installation of a new color sorter technology.

2017

8/24/2017

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is excited to partner with Harvest International, Precision Planting, and Schlipf Precision Ag to develop a multi-row width, multi-hybrid concept planter. Developed for Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, the revolutionary concept planter will help the agriculture industry gain a better understanding of the optimum row spacing, seeding rate, and hybrid combination per acre.

8/16/2017

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s today announced the release of several new tools available in their precision farming service, FARMserver™, which enhances farmers’ ability to utilize variable rate technology. For more than three years, Beck’s precision farming team has been researching, developing and revolutionizing FARMserver’s Management Zone Tool. The Management Zone Tool now features an option to add field elevation, a new multi-layer tool, an irrigation pivot tool, and enhanced test blocks.

7/17/2017

Atlanta, Indiana – For the past 12 months, Natalina Sents, an Iowa native, has been crisscrossing the country on Beck’s Why I Farm Roadtrip, a year-long, 50-state tour documenting agriculture’s diversity. Sents finished her travels on May 19, 2017 and has revealed the untold stories of over 150 American farmers and ranchers through blogs and photography.

5/8/2017

Moshav Sharona, Israel and Atlanta, Indiana, USA, May 8, 2017  ̶  Kaiima Bio-Agritech Ltd., a genetics and breeding 
technology company and Beck's, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, today 
announced their agreement to evaluate the integration of Kaiima’s non-GM,  EP™ technology platform,  into Beck’s 
proprietary corn breeding program. This new collaboration follows a recently completed three-year project that 
assessed the EP™ technology’s efficacy in Beck's elite corn germplasm.  

3/30/2017

Atlanta, Indiana –Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, announced today a collaboration with Indiana State University to train pilots to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) within the new legal structure established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Under the partnership, Beck’s will have 50 pilots FAA certified to assist customers with scouting their crops throughout the growing season.