Albert Lea Seed House acquires Blue River Organic Seed

(ABC 6 News) – Thursday morning, Albert Lea Seed House announced its acquisition of Blue River Organic Seed.

The friendly competition between the companies has been ongoing since the beginning.

Over the past year, the seed house was negotiating as Blue River was put up for sale under the Farmer’s Business Network (FBN). This became an opportunity for one of the top suppliers of organic field seed to find a way to work with one of the longest producers of organic seed corn.

Both companies complement each other and offer farmers a variety of brands and types. Especially, ranging ever wider with this new addition.

Matt Helgeson, the co-owner of Albert Lea Seed House and lead of sales and business development, spoke about what this new union means.

"Blue River has had a very complementary lineup to ours. So, what that brings is additional genetics, additional options to bring to the producers- for more options to fit their farm for their unique needs." Helgeson said.

With sale season approaching, farmers will now have the option to buy their seed all from one nationwide source.