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Acreage Contract, non-GMO Soybean Premium Program

We're actively seeking growers in your area

As a grower within 150 miles of Cherokee, IA we would like to connect you to a new competitive acreage contract program in your area. Benson Hill, a business focused on delivering superior seeds including the eMerge Genetics portfolio of non-GMO soybean varieties, is looking for growers willing to plant their high oleic non-GMO soybeans for the 2020/21 growing season. 
 
Mercaris is working with Benson Hill to identify interested growers and is seeking growers with the ability to grow 150 acres or more of non-GMO eMerge soybeans for the upcoming growing season.

Interested growers must meet the following criteria:

  • Located within 150 miles of Cherokee, IA
  • A minimum of 250 acres available to be contracted for non-GMO soybeans in 2021
  • On-farm storage capacity

Contract highlights:

  • Full production, Act of God, acreage contract 
  • Non-GMO – eMerge variety-specific (maturity zones 1.2 – 4.8) 
  • Buyer’s call AND Harvest, elevator movement (some freight allowances given)
  • +$2.40 over Jan ’22 CBOT, delivered (13 seed varietals included)
  • +$3.50 over Jan '22 CBOT for seed varietals N2358 nd E42P713, with a yield-based performance warranty
  • On-farm storage premium beginning Jan ’22 at $0.06 per bushel per month

Grower Insight

“Soybean farmers are always looking for options to enhance competitiveness and profitability. At Grimm Farms, we’re open to trying new things to meet customer demand and preferences. We must continue looking down every row and across every acre for ways to optimize returns during these challenging economic times.”  

– Jordon Grimm, ISA Farmer Member, West Bend, Iowa 

    If you are interested in this opportunity and you meet the stated criteria, please fill out the below form.  If you prefer to speak to someone directly first, please call 857-504-1030.

    If you are eligible, the contracting agent from Benson Hill will be in touch with more details, this could take up to two weeks due to the queue of growers we're actively working through. 


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