As giant mergers such as DowDupont and Syngenta/ChemChina take shape in the ag industry, the companies farmers do business with are fewer in number. Former seed seller Ed Robinson, 92, has seen a lot of change over his lifetime. Check out his thoughts in this NPR story.
For more information on the seed industry, including a family tree that breaks down these relationships, check out the 2015 Farm Journal Seed Guide, where you'll also find market share by company.
For more information about 2015/2016 mergers take a look at these recent AgWeb articles:
Corn and Soybean Market Share by Company
What 2015's Big Deals Might Mean for Agriculture
Dupont and Dow Will Merge
Syngenta Finally Says Yes to 43 Billion Chemchina Deal
Monsanto Says it No Longer Sees Large Scale M&A as a Strategy
Deere Acquires Majority Ownership of Hagie Manufacturing
John Deere to Purchase Precision Planting