AMERICAN SEEDS INC. MAKES PURCHASE

ANOTHER MAJOR regional seed company joins the Monsanto fold. Monsanto's holding company called American Seeds Inc. (ASI) recently purchased NC+ Hybrids, headquartered in Lincoln, NE. In November, ASI purchased Channel Bio Corporation, which includes Crow's Hybrid Corn Company, Midwest Seed Genetics, and Wilson Seeds. NC+ will be an operating subsidiary of Channel Bio, according to a NC+ news release.