A proponent of smart land use is President Donald Trump’s pick for head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to news reports, which add that domestic farming and conservation issues are among his top priorities. A Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs article from September 2017 states that Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is a favored pick for the post, as there are many environmental issues that could be tackled by someone who has the planet’s best interests at heart. These are encouraging developments for Caudill Seed, a seven-decade-old seed and supply distributor that offers industry-specific products for farmers, growers, landscapers, construction companies and more. Through its many years of experience, Caudill Seed has learned how to best address some of the issues that Northey will target if selected to head the USDA.
According to the Bloomberg article, Northey comes from a long line of farmers in the family and is perhaps most known for advocating for financial incentives in exchange for farmers who work to prevent fertilizer run-off that has become a major issue in the Gulf of Mexico. The report states that there’s an approximately 8,000-square-mile large “dead zone” in the gulf where algae growth is spurring nitrogen in the water, which is potentially harmful to infants. Bloomberg adds the Northey has advocated for planting “cover” crops that keep nutrients in soil and stop them from running off into nearby streams, rivers and lakes. In fact, government programs assisted with the planting of 317,000 acres of crops in 2015 alone. The impending passage of the next farm bill, which dictates agriculture laws nationwide, will be greatly shaped by Northey if he’s appointed.
These industry developments make for an exciting time for companies like Caudill Seed, which has three locations in Kentucky and has worked with wholesalers, farm dealers, seeding professionals, sod farms and turf managers for professional sports teams. With such a wide array of clients, Caudill Seed has fine-tuned its offerings to deliver custom-blended seed products to best fit the needs of the industry. With such environmental concerns as run-off being addressed in the near future, this company is excited to see where the agriculture field goes under the leadership of a new USDA head. In fact, Caudill Seed already has a robust offering of erosion control products, from straw blankets and fences to lime and dyes. By shopping with this company, the path of erosion and run-off you’re experiencing at your work site can be properly tracked and stemmed.
Walking on to a new job site can be a stressful experience. You and your construction crew have been hired to turn the concept that was designed on paper into a reality. So, armed with schematics, architect’s renderings and know-how from previous large projects, you approach the job with your best foot forward. Fortunately, there’s nothing that says you have to go it alone. By asking companies like Caudill Seed for advice, you’ll know what agriculture products to buy that will grow best in your region or provide the toughest fight in your war against erosion. How does Caudill Seed know what blends of seeds – including proprietary ones it has developed – will grow in your climate? Similarly, how does this company know which DOT-approved blend of seed can be used along roadways Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and more? The answer is simple: decades of experience in the agribusiness industry.
Caudill Seed Company got its start in 1947 when Forrest Caudill, upon his return from service during World War II, went back to the family farm. Upon seeing the need for a seed provider to better assist the region’s farmers, the Caudill company laid down its roots. Who could have known it then, but the company marked its 65th anniversary of operation in 2012. The company currently boasts three locations across Kentucky are presently works with wholesalers, retail companies, landscape contractors, sod farms and so many more folks who toil day after day to convert the land around us into aesthetically-pleasing and purposeful plots. The brand’s reputation has grown among homeowners, too, who’ve created a loyal following for Caudill Seed products such as the Triple Crown and Forrest Green blends. In fact, seeds remain at the center of what Caudill Seed does. Not only can customers easily find the right blend for the climate they live in, but Caudill has taken steps to produce blends that will meet many other environmental factors. What’s more, those proprietary blends from Caudill Seed are produced in conjunction with turf managers and other breeders that have consistently pleased customers.
No matter what your industry or need, we’re certain that someone from Caudill Seed can provide their insight that will help get the toughest jobs done more efficiently. Returning to the earlier construction company example, the six-plus decades of industry experience is bound to benefit those who may have a few questions about the job they’ve taken on. There’s no reason to worry, however, as this seed company that got its humble beginnings way back in 1946 is now working within all things agribusiness.