Forage Genetics International, Llc, And Alforex Seeds, Llc, Joint Statement: Companies Resolve Litigation

Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI), and Alforex Seeds™, LLC, have been involved in litigation concerning the advertising of certain varieties of alfalfa seeds. FGI and Alforex are pleased to announce that the litigation has been resolved. This enables Alforex®, Dairyland Seed® and Mycogen® to add alfalfa varieties that contain the unique attributes of FGI’s HarvXtra® and Roundup Ready® traits to their product offerings and will significantly broaden grower access to HarvXtra® and Roundup Ready® alfalfa technology. Alforex will continue to offer a broad variety of technology choices to their alfalfa customers, including Hi-Gest®, an alfalfa seed product developed via conventional breeding that offers forage quality advantages.

FGI’s HarvXtra® technology delivers a significant reduction in lignin when compared to any variety currently available in the market. Research supports that the lignin modification in HarvXtra® represents a material advance in alfalfa forage quality beyond what is currently possible with conventional breeding, giving alfalfa growers a unique and novel opportunity for improved forage quality. HarvXtra® technology also provides the potential for increased flexibility in harvest management over conventional alfalfa cultivars. FGI’s HarvXtra® trait stack combines this significant reduction of lignin content and composition with Roundup Ready® technology for improved weed control.