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Beck’s is pleased to announce an expansion at their El Paso, Ill. facility. In an effort to consolidate locations in central Illinois, Beck’s sold their Downs, Ill. facility to Horsch and is relocating their Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site to El Paso. 


Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce an on-going expansion project for their processing and distribution facility in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. The expansion will begin with a new warehouse and dock space that is projected to be complete in November 2018. Future plans also include a new structure for bulk storage and installation of a new color sorter technology.


Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is excited to partner with Harvest International, Precision Planting, and Schlipf Precision Ag to develop a multi-row width, multi-hybrid concept planter. Developed for Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR)® program, the revolutionary concept planter will help the agriculture industry gain a better understanding of the optimum row spacing, seeding rate, and hybrid combination per acre.

Beck's Purchases Former Syngenta Facility in Paris, Illinois

January 18, 2016

Atlanta, Indiana – Beck’s is pleased to announce the purchase of the former Syngenta production facility in Paris, Ill., for the use of corn production and processing. The fully operational site in Edgar County will provide Beck’s with seed processing capabilities, additional warehousing, and expanded bulk storage.

“At Beck’s, our growth strategy is methodical, ensuring every decision is focused on helping farmers succeed,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As we expand into new regions, our family of employees and farmer-dealers remain dedicated to providing our customers with localized service. Located within an hour of our Effingham, Ill., facility, this new facility will allow Beck’s to maximize efficiency, stay ahead of demand, and deliver products faster.”

The facility features a recently remodeled tower, 400,000 units of drying capacity, 300,000 units of bulk storage capacity, and 71,000 square feet of warehousing. In the first year of operation, the facility will be utilized for warehousing, seed storage, and bulk management. No seed corn production, drying or processing is planned for 2016. In addition to Effingham and Paris, Beck’s has five other permanent locations in Illinois, including production, processing and distribution facilities in Allerton, El Paso, Neoga, and Pontiac, as well as a Practical Farm Research (PFR)® site in Downs.

“Because of the demand for Beck’s products last year and in the current sales year, Illinois is our number one growth state,” said Sonny Beck, CEO of Beck’s. “We’re pleased to add this location to better serve our growing family of customers. It’s imperative we add facilities that allow us to continue providing the best in seed quality, field performance, and service.”

Beck’s offers the world’s most diverse access to genetics and traits through their lineup of high yielding corn, soybeans and wheat. All Beck’s products are treated with Escalate™ yield enhancement system, a proprietary seed treatment, and are backed by a 100% Free Replant Policy. Beck’s also offers an extensive lineup of alfalfa, cover crops and forages. In addition, Beck’s industry-leading PFR program brings farmer-focused research to the farm management process.
For more information about Beck’s products and services, please visit or call 800-937-2325.

About Beck’s
Beck’s is a family-owned and operated seed company that serves farmers in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin. According to a recent media survey, Beck’s ranks as the sixth largest seed company in the United States and the only one in the top six that is family-owned, making Beck’s the largest retail, family-owned seed company in the United States. To learn more about Beck’s, please visit Follow Beck’s Hybrids on Twitter at, like Beck’s Hybrids on Facebook at, or visit the Beck’s Blog at

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