Beyond the Seed
Performance Diagram


Performance. Delivering success, one farm
at a time.

The seed industry’s goal is to deliver the highest quality seed for improved performance, including:

  • Higher-yielding crops
  • Enhanced quality
  • Improved environmental stewardship

In 2007, we invested over $2 billion in research in germplasm, seed amendments and novel packaging. We can’t make that investment without growers. With the increasing global demands on American agriculture for food, feed, fiber and fuel, the role of the grower is more critical today in the “circle of technology.” We need the continued support of growers through their seed purchases to fund new research. In addition, growers’ support of vital efforts to protect the intellectual property of seed ensures a pipeline of valuable new seed technologies that will benefit farm operations.

It all adds up to value that goes beyond the seed.

Additional Resources

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