I just got a new seed catalog, from Vermont Bean Seed Company in Randolph, WI. "Well," I said to myself, "isn't that where Shumway is located?" Sure enough, I go online and it's the exact same address as Shumway! Around about the same time Shumway really improved their service, I also noticed that there seemed to be a connection between Shumway and Jung Seed. Often, I get catalogs from Bloomington, IL. Same address, many different names of companies. Same exact pictures and copy, but different prices and company names. Now, I do know of small seed operations that are owned and operated by one person or a group of people, but who owns Shumway and Jung and Vermont and Four Seasons and.... ARGH!! Has anyone else noticed this? Can anyone explain it to me? A very confused Pony!