A local seed company believes it’s venture into the seed corn business will help the local economy.
Chris White of C&L Seeds in Blenheim says the company will soon be processing seed corn for the first time after completing a new seed processing and drying facility.
“The plant itself will need seasonal work when we are receiving and sorting and packaging seed corn,” he says. “As things grow we anticipate a need for full time permanent jobs.”
He says the company won’t be marketing its own brand of seed but will produce small lots and niche market seed as well as organic seed corn.
C&L Seeds is a privately held locally owned company.