As Indiana corn and soybean planting time inches closer, is there enough high quality seed still available to fill the needs a grower has? Apparently it depends on who you ask. In Florida last week for Commodity Classic Scott Beck of Beck’s Hybrids was happy to tell farmers his company has the seed they want if their orders aren’t yet complete.
“In terms of seed supply we’re sitting pretty good. We have our top selling hybrids still available and those are refuge in the bag products. One of those happens to be the AquaMax for drought tolerance, so we’re excited about what we can provide growers this late in the game in terms of seed supply. We’ve heard some rumblings about some farmers getting information now that they won’t be getting the variety they ordered or going to a secondary type of product from their supplier. I’m happy to say that we’ve got a good supply.”
Beck said the existing supply is good news given their increase in corn seed sales this year of over 15 percent.
Beck’s We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes grand prize car made its final appearance last week at Commodity Classic.
“We were able to get the number 1 car out of 100 of this new Camaro Panther which is kind of a revived brand name which was initially introduced back in the 60’s but then they pulled it off the market and just went with the name Camaro. Right now we’re approaching $100,000 raised for that charity which helps to financially support families that are going through the adoption process.”
In an exciting month of May for Beck’s, the winner will be chosen on the 13th, “but we won’t announce it until race day. The Indy 500 will be the location where we’ll have a big splash with announcing the winner and that will be a very festive event and bring a lot of spotlight to the winner as well as the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund.”
And will race fans see the beautiful black 600 horse power Beck’s Panther Camaro on the Indy 500 track race day? Scott Beck says they’re working to make that happen.
Hear more in the full HAT interview:Scott Beck at 2013 Com Classic