We provide access to our varieties, technologies, and trait components through licensing. Our plant varieties are licensed on an exclusive and non-exclusive basis. If you have questions or you are interested in a tailor-made licensing proposal, contact us.

Variety Tendering Process

Request for Seed Marketing Proposals 2024 - Now closed

Marketing proposals are invited for exclusive rights to the production, marketing, distribution, and
sale of Pedigreed Seed.

The CDC continues to maintain a revenue neutral cost of Breeder Seed and therefore the price may vary slightly. Our current Breeder Seed pricing can be found on the CDC website, Request for Breeder Seed.

In addition, for some crops, we will also require the successful proponent to purchase a minimum amount of Breeder Seed (over several years, if necessary). This minimum amount will vary depending on the crop kind and is identified above.

The CDC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals. Proponents of proposals accepted by the
CDC will be invited to discuss substantive licensing terms to be concluded within 90 days of the
award; however, finalization of a license agreement is not assured.

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