“This acquisition will provide significant opportunities for expanded growth to StaufferSeeds in its Midwest market area,” said Anthony Laos, the majority shareholder of StaufferSeeds.

“We are excited about the opportunities that StaufferSeeds provides for the future growth of our company,” said Noal Lawhon, president of Lawhon Farm Services. “We are looking forward to serving farmers in the Midwest with the same operating business philosophy that has made us successful in other markets.”

StaufferSeeds’ customers will benefit from the Lawhon acquisition through access to expanded research and investment in technologies for the future. “Both companies have personnel with extensive expertise in the seed and crop input business. We are looking forward to leveraging this expertise to better serve our customers now and in the future,” said Lawhon.

Expertise in the sale and distribution of hybrid seed corn along with the forward thinking of StaufferSeeds attracted Lawhon to acquire. StaufferSeeds will retain its name and operate as a Midwest division of Lawhon Farm Services.

StaufferSeeds is focused and driven to provide high quality hybrid seed corn to their customers throughout the central Midwest, said Laos.

Lawhon Farm Services, which has been in operation since 1959, is a leading producer and marketer of agricultural seeds in the South with its Delta King brand soybeans and Beltwide Cotton Genetics brand cottonseed. Lawhon is one of the owners of Horizon Ag, LLC that is bringing Clearfield Technology to rice production. It has a farm services division that markets chemicals, seed, fertilizer, and custom application services to farmers out of six retail locations in east central Arkansas.

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