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Bayer CropScience Invests $30 Million in Idaho Seed Facility

$30 million Bayer CropScience seed facility opens in Parma, Idaho.

Compiled by staff

November 10, 2010

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Bayer CropSciences's Nunhems subsidiary has launched a new $30 million vegetable seed processing facility in Parma, Idaho.

The company modernized existing capacities for seed processing and storage at the location.

Over the last three years in the planning-construction stage, the site has been expanded to 60 acres, doubling its size.

The firm anticipates the demand for vegetable seeds will continue to increase, and plans to expand further in the seed business.

Parma is the site of the U.S. headquarters for the Nunhems firm which considers itself among the world's top commercial vegetable seed producers. The company's onion and carrot seeds are processed, packaged and stored at the Parma  location, which employs about 150 workers.

Nunhems has a seed production and research facilities throughout the West, including a unit in Brooks, Ore.

The firm also produces seeds for melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, leeks, watermelons and peppers.

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