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FNS Photo by Mikkel Pates Roundup Ready soybeans, seen above in this October photo, catapulted the region’s seed industry into one in which seed is purchased annually. Peterson Farms Seed started with that in 1998 and added a corn business in 2007.

Emblem of the shift

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HARWOOD — Even in a burgeoning agricultural economy in the Red River Valley, Peterson Farms Seed stands out.

The seed company is one of those emblematic of the Red River Valley region’s historic shift from wheat and barley into a new era of corn and soybeans.

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