Source: Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience has entered into an agreement to purchase Hornbeck Seed Company Inc. (HBK), a privately-held company based in DeWitt, Ark. Hornbeck is a seed company supplying soybean, rice and wheat varieties in the southern U.S. market, with an in-house soybean breeding program and proprietary soybean germplasm. Bayer CropScience will acquire the seed businesses and gain access to quality soybean germplasm for future variety and trait development. Financial details were not disclosed.

Since its founding in the early 1980s, Hornbeck has grown into one of the Mid-South's most reputable seed suppliers. The company is known for providing high-quality seed and excellent service to customers across Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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