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Masters Choice now carries the largest line of Non-GMO Project verified seed corn in North America. Though the consumer non-GMO market is increasing rapidly and represents over $19 billion in sales, only three seed corn companies currently carry Non-GMO Project verified seed corn options for growers. Masters Choice carries the largest and most diverse lineup spanning from 82 to 117 days in maturity.The Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply. Since 2007 they have made great strides in developing science based standardized definitions for non-GMO products in the North American food industry. Non-GMO Project verified seed corn is tested for every trait on the market and has a tolerance level of only .025%.

“Yes, it’s a timely and costly process, but there are a lot of integrators requiring non-GMO Project verified seed and we see that this can open up premium opportunities for our growers in a time when premium opportunities are limited.”
-Kevin Koone
Masters Choice CEO

Even with an already large line of non-GMO and organic corn hybrids, Masters Choice increased measures to assure they met Non-GMO Project verification standards. Over 92% of the corn acres in the United States are traited so meeting a tolerance of .025% is difficult. To get a non-GMO production field certified you need a 660-foot buffer, Masters Choice has a minimum standard buffer of 1000 feet. They are also very careful with timing of pollination to maintain genetic purity in their fields.

“Purity and quality have always been a priority in our seed. We can trace each lot back to the field it was grown in and in most instances through the inbreds used to grow them as well. Already having these things in place helped us in determining which lots to submit for Non-GMO Project verification.”
Cheryl Foeller
Masters Choice, General Manager

Non-GMO Project verified products have become one of the fastest growing sectors in a $19 billion market. With limited non-GMO verified options in the seed corn industry Masters Choice has worked to offer a full range seed corn lineup for producers in search of potential premiums.

For more information on non-GMO project seed corn options please contact,

Kyle Vosburgh, R&D Associate
305 W Vienna Street
Anna, IL 62906

Office (618) 833-6552