Tim told me yesterday that some people believe that the crop signs you see along fields signal that the farm is a “corporate farm.” I am sorry to say that is not the case (too bad for all the conspiracy lovers out there). In fact, in Minnesota it is illegal for corporations to own farms.
So what are those signs for? I would compare them to real estate signs. The signs tell other farmers what brand and variety of seed was planted there. This way farmers can make more informed purchasing decisions. Why do some fields have so many varieties? The field is probably a plot field or the farmer is a seed dealer.
Some companies are getting very tech savvy and including a number that farmers can text to. A return text will tell the genetic information, yields and purchasing locations.
Sorry that this wasn’t more exciting.
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