ZFS Non-GMO Soybean Receiving Standards

Zeeland Farm Services is at the forefront 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 of our non-GMO products undergo extensive third-party testing and go through a rigorous Identity Preservation (IP) process from start to finish, ensuring the purest products possible to meet the end-users’ specific needs. Our production facilities and processing procedures at ZFS are inspected annually and have been certified non-GMO by Cert ID LC d/b/a FoodChain ID .

Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. is a member of the 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, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. and its affiliates reserve 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
    • Offer DF Seeds soybean seed
    • Offer Partners Brand corn seed
    • Offer Blue River® organic seed
    • Offer Dairyland seed
    • Competitive seed pricing for cover crops, wheat and alfalfa

Click here to learn more about the ZFSelect® 2020 wheat seed offerings.

ZFSelect® 2020 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.

Zeeland Farm Services 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 2020 Premium
1716 1.6 Clear hilum, cyst $1.75/bushel
1821 2.1 Non-GMO industry options $1.75/ bushel
1326 2.6 Yield & SCN resistance $1.75/bushel
1629 N 2.9 Handles irrigation well $1.75/bushel
High Oleic Non-GMO Varieties
SOYLEIC™ High Oleic Non-GMO 
24019HO 2.4 High protein, adapts to many soils $2.00/bushel
24719HO 2.4 High protein, better soils $2.00/bushel
2819HO 2.8 Improved yield, adapts to any region $2.00/bushel

Agronomy Services

The ZFS Seed Division brings a strong combination of agricultural education and practical in-the-field experience to Zeeland Farm Services’ customers. Using their training in agronomy, plant pathology and crop science, 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

Zeeland Farm Services is proud to partner with 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.

2019 MSU organic plot trial results


Non-GMO Soybean Plot Results 2019

MSU Saginaw test plot
ZFSelect 1716 – 56.4 bu
ZFSelect 1821 – 57.6 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 62.4 bu
Plot average – 56.8 bu
Plant date: 6/8/19

Ionia strip yield plot
ZFSelect 18121 – 46.6 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 53.1 bu
Plot average – 51.8 bu
Plant date: 5/15/19

MSU Lenawee test plot
ZFSelect 1821 – 70.3 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 69.1 bu
ZFSelect 1629 N – 68.8 bu
Plot average – 65.63 bu
Plant date: 6/9/19

MSU Allegan test plot
ZFSelect 1716 – 68.0 bu
ZFSelect 1821 – 78.7 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 71.3 bu
Plot average – 71.2 bu
Plant date: 5/17/17

MSU St. Joseph test plot
ZFSelect 1821 – 57.3 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 63.4 bu
ZFSelect 1629 N – 63.8 bu
Plot average – 66.7 bu
Plant date: 6/7/19

Dansville Best of the Best
ZFSelect 1821 – 46.1 bu
ZFSelect 1326 – 40.8 bu
Plot average – 42.2 bu
Plant date: 6/4/19

Click here for the
MSU crop performance reports

Ben Glass

Seed Division and
Specialty Program Manager

Brooke Zeldenrust

Seed Division Accountant
Non-GMO Program Coordinator

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