GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan investment company has completed the first in what it hopes to be a string of acquisitions of independent, regional seed producers.

In a deal that closed last week, Tillerman Seeds LLC of Grand Rapids acquired the assets of Dansville, Mich-based D.F. Seeds Inc., a 25-year-old independent supplier of soybeans and wheat. The company has a customer base of more than 400 farmers and specializes in varieties that grow well specifically in Michigan’s climate, as well as non-GMO seeds.

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