Farmers could help solve seed transportation delays next spring
A Midwestern seed company is deploying farmers to help reduce transportation and delivery delays..
Mark Pieper is a regional agronomist with Indiana-based Beck’s seed company. “Instead of using some of the bigger firms to move your product, we use the local farmer and that helps us out quite a bit.”
He tells Brownfield farmers can help deliver product to avoid logistical issues. “There is a lot of win-win there. There is a lot of cargo trucks or dry beds in farmers’ yards and if we can get those wheels under then and it helps the farmer make a little more money and helps them spread out their income as well.”
Beck’s recently announced the company is expanding into Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Pieper spoke with Brownfield during the 2021 Nebraska Ag Expo.