ZFS Non-GMO Soybean Receiving Standards

Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. (ZFS) is a leader of non-GMO soybean production in the United States. We produce non-GMO soybean meal and soybean oil, and also offer extensive options of non-GMO soybean seed varieties. All non-GMO products undergo extensive third-party testing and a rigorous Identity Preservation (IP) process from start to finish to ensure products meet the end-users’ specific needs. Production facilities and processing procedures at ZFS are inspected annually and certified non-GMO by Cert ID LC d/b/a FoodChain ID .

ZFS is a member of the National Grain and Feed Association (“NGFA”) and fully supports NGFA’s position that the marketing and sales of varieties not fully approved for export to essential markets can cause commercial and fiscal damage to commodity handlers and, ultimately, grain producers.  Therefore, ZFS reserves the right to deny delivery of commodities containing transgenic genes and genetic traits not merchantable to U.S. export markets including, but not limited to, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the European Union and China.

Seed Services

ZFS’ specialty soybean program is dedicated to supplying you with value-added products. We are a full-service seed supplier and offer:

    • ZFSelect® specialty soybean seeds
    • DF Seeds soybean seed
    • Partners Brand corn seed
    • Blue River® organic seed
    • Dairyland® seed
    • Competitive seed pricing for cover crops, wheat and alfalfa

Click here to learn more about the wheat seed offerings.

ZFSelect® 2021 Soybean Seed Varieties

ZFSelect premium soybean varieties provide an opportunity for additional value to a producer’s soybean crop.  Tested at every stage in production to ensure industry standards for purity, these soybean varieties are chosen to perform in Michigan’s varied environments and soils.  By being industry connected, accessing outstanding genetics, and being vigilant on our evaluations, ZFSelect will continue to give producers excellent processor approved options.

ZFS offers a wide variety of non-GMO soybean seeds to meet the needs of growers throughout the region. ZFS carries a complete line of ZFSelect non-GMO seeds, and our experts can match seeds with soil conditions and climate to ensure the highest yield potential. The ZFSelect seed line consistently performs well in plot trials throughout Michigan.

ZFSelect Variety Relative Maturity Benefit 2021 Premium*
1721 1.7 High protein producer Call for premium
1821 2.1 Non-GMO industry options Call for premium
2221 2.2 Trial plot champion Call for premium
1326 2.6 Yield & SCN resistance Call for premium
2721 2.7 Outstanding yield stability Call for premium

Premiums as of Jan. 5, 2021*

Agronomy Services

The ZFS Seed Division of Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. brings a strong combination of agricultural education and practical in-the-field experience to its customers. ZFS Seed Division employees help provide growers with the opportunities for high yielding, quality crops by matching seed varieties to specific geographic regions and soil conditions.

Organic Corn and Soybean Seed

ZFS is proud to be a deal of Blue River® Hybrids to offer a selection of organic corn and soybean seeds. Blue River is a recognized leader in the organic seed industry with more than 10 years experience providing non-GMO hybrid genetics. Extensive plot testing across the country proves that Blue River organic seeds yield on par with conventional corn and soybean seeds. Visit Blue River® Organic Seed to view yield results.

2019 MSU organic plot trial results


Non-GMO Soybean Plot Results 2020

Maturity MSU Ingham (South) MSU Lenawee MSU Saginaw MSU Ingham (Central) Dansville, MI
DF Seeds
Best of best
Hope, MI
Farm Plot
St. Louis, MI
Organic Farm Plot
<2.0 Maturity
DF 151 N 1.5 54.4 66.4 45.2 47.0
ZFS 1721 1.7 56.8 57.5 45.7
DF 187 N 1.8 52.4 59.9 60.2 44.6 51.1
2.0-2.5 Maturity
DF 201 N 2.0 51.0 58.2 49.3 39.4 53.5
ZFS 1821 2.1 51.5 50.6 54.0 56.9 50.7
DF210 N 2.1 54.5 56.9 50.7
ZFS 2221 2.2 53.7 55.6 61.2 60.2
DF 227 N 2.2 57.9 62.4 59.0 46.2 55.3
DF 231 N 2.3 58.0 53.9 63.0 48.1 62.5
<2.5 Maturity
ZFS 1326 2.6 60.0 54.3 60.2 59.0 56.8
DF 155 F 2.6 57.8 61.2 59.7 51.1 41.9 53.0
DF 260 N 2.6 65.6 61.8 60.0 65.5 61.9 36.0 61.5
ZFS 2721 2.7 58.7 60.0 60.6 57.3 61.9
DF 317 N 3.1 62.8 61.4 66.7
Blue River Organic
B.R. 17Y993 1.7 56.8 57.5 45.7
B.R. 20Y993 2.0 46.2
B.R. 22DC6 2.2 60.0
Location Average 55.7 55.8 55.8 56.8 53.3 41.2 50.2

Ben Glass

Seed Division and
Specialty Program Manager

Brooke Zeldenrust

Seed Division Accountant
Specialty Program Coordinator

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