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S&W Seed and Wilbur Ellis enter agreement

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Wilbur Ellis will distribute S&W's alfalfa seed varieties through its branch locations.

S&W Seed Company has entered into a distribution agreement with Wilbur Ellis.

Under the agreement, Wilbur Ellis will distribute S&W's alfalfa seed varieties through its retail sales channels throughout North America, providing Wilbur Ellis' customers with access to S&W's full portfolio of premium alfalfa seed genetics.

It is anticipated that Wilbur Ellis will look to expand S&W's varieties through its more than 160 branch locations, primarily in the western and central United States. 

In addition to Wilbur Ellis' distribution of branded S&W varieties, S&W has agreed to provide seed for Wilbur Ellis' private labeled 'Integra' brand of alfalfa seed.

"Wilbur Ellis and S&W have rich histories in the alfalfa seed industry," said Mark Grewal, chief executive officer of S&W Seed Company. "Wilbur Ellis maintains a full network of field specialists that enable them to gain clear understandings of the agronomic needs of their customers, recognize and respond quickly to opportunities and develop strong one-to-one relationships. We look forward to leveraging this strong distribution network to drive further adoption in the United States of S&W's premium alfalfa seed traits and varieties. We look forward to a mutually rewarding long-term relationship with Wilbur Ellis and their customers." 

Wilbur Ellis is a leading marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients. S&W Seed Company is a global agricultural company based in California's San Joaquin Valley. 

Source: S&W Seed Company

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