Alforex Seeds Announced as Dow AgroSciences’ Alfalfa Business

8/3/2013 7:00 AM

INDIANAPOLIS — Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Co., has announced a new name for its growing alfalfa business, Alforex Seeds, effective immediately.

Last Oct. 12, the company announced it was expanding its investment in the alfalfa industry by acquiring the assets of Cal West Seeds based in Woodland, Calif.

The new Alforex Seeds will include all of Dow AgroSciences’ alfalfa research and development and seed production operations, as well as the global licensing and private-label alfalfa businesses previously managed by Cal West and Dairyland Seed.

“The new name denotes the company’s priority on being the alfalfa and forage experts that producers and agribusiness can rely on,” said Paul Frey, general manager, Alforex Seeds. “The combined business backed by Dow AgroSciences will allow the development of new products and technologies that will help the forage producers.”

Dairyland Seed will continue to market and sell Dairyland-branded alfalfa seed through its dealer network. Also, Producer’s Choice will continue to sell alfalfa and forage products for Alforex Seeds.

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