GROWMARK has acquired sole ownership of Allied Seed, LLC
Today, GROWMARK announced the acquisition of the remaining shares of Allied Seed, LLC from GreenPoint Ag, in a transaction that will result in GROWMARK becoming the sole owner of the company.
Allied Seed is a recognized leader in the production and distribution of high-quality forage, turf, and cover crop seeds and is a key supplier to the GROWMARK System. The acquisition of the remaining stake in Allied Seed supports our overall growth and supply strategies and positions us well to meet the increasing demand for cover crops as part of a comprehensive on-farm sustainability strategy.
Cover crops were planted on an estimated 20 million acres in the U.S. in 2020, according to the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture. This number is expected to increase to approximately 30 million acres by 2030 under a new U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation program.
Allied Seed was started in 2000 and has facilities located in Nampa, ID, Albany, OR, and Worland, WY. The processing plants are located in primary production areas for forage grass, legume, and turfgrass seed where the company contracts more than 25,000 acres of seed production.
The entity will continue to operate as Allied Seed, LLC.