Source: Dow AgroSciences LLC

Dow AgroSciences LLC announced it is acquiring the assets of the Colorado-based seed company Grand Valley Hybrids. The addition of Grand Valley complements Dow AgroSciences' Mycogen Seeds brand and its western U.S. silage business.

"Grand Valley's strong presence in the silage market and brand recognition in the West will provide a significant opportunity to expand our silage business,"said Chris Garvey, Mycogen general manager. "Grand Valley's combination of outstanding customer service and commitment to innovation and quality complements our strategy to build a world-class seeds business."

For the 2010/2011 season, Grand Valley will continue to operate under the Grand Valley brand, and customer service will remain at its existing location in Grand Junction. Grand Valley customers will gain access to Dow AgroSciences seed technologies.

"Since 1946 Grand Valley Hybrids has been an advocate for the western farmer, feeder and dairyman," said Mark Harris, vice president of Grand Valley Hybrids.

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