Driving along in America’s heartland, I regularly see signs with a seed brand and lot number such as this. Although I’m not a corn-plantin’ guy, I can intuit that they want to make clear what specific seed was used because it may have different resistances (glyphosate and the like) and different strains get patented and can’t be propagated, etc.
However, sometimes I drive by and see signs like this one which seem to be entirely promotional. It’s not next to the informational sign, just sitting on its own and perhaps the only sign for a half mile – at least along that stretch of road. Is this a requirement from the seed provider? Does Pioneer put in the signs and the farmer is like “Eh” and doesn’t care? Do they serve some other function?
Hardly one of the more pressing questions of our time but, hey, I’m curious and don’t personally know any farmers.