Seed News and Pfister Hybrid Corn Co. Announce Internet Promotion

Date Posted: March 22, 2000

Portland, MI - March 20, 2000 ---- and Pfister Hybrids announced a joint promotion today. A farmer buying 60 bags of Pfister Hybrids seed corn on the site will receive a free Farmex grain moisture checker.

"We're pleased to add Pfister Hybrids as an e-commerce partner," said Rick Mason, president of "We think this promotion provides a strong incentive for growers to buy seed online," he stated.

Pfister Hybrids is the eighth seed company to partner with in recent weeks. They offer an extensive line up of seed corn varieties including RoundUp Ready®, YieldGard® and Clearfield® varieties. They offer one of the largest selections of high oil corns in their SuperKernoil® and Kernoil® lines.

To make a purchase at farmers must first register which is free. They can then request a quote from the company of their choice. Upon receiving the seed company quote they can then choose to accept it to complete their purchase.

The web site, launched in November 1999, allows visitors the ability to make seed comparisons using the real world performance results of over a thousand independent university seed trial plots conducted over a three-year period. They can also search for seed based on agronomic traits or see how farmers themselves have rated a particular variety. offers the farmer the ability to comparison shop many seed companies and place orders online.

About Pfister Hybrids
Pfister Hybrids, based in El Paso, IL, markets seed corn and alfalfa in a fifteen states. The company, which was started by industry pioneer Lester Pfister, has long been a seed industry leader.

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