ASTA Members “Storm the Hill”3 years ago -
Seed industry representatives from across the country and across industry sectors came together June 17-18 to meet with policymakers in Washington, D.C., as part of the American Seed Trade Association’s 132nd Annual Convention.
Participants were matched with other members from their congressional districts to share personal experiences with Members of Congress about issues facing the seed industry.
Among the participants was David Armstrong, president and CEO of Sakata. Some of the issues that his delegation from California talked about included precision breeding, pollinators and GMO labeling.
“It’s important for lawmakers to hear from industry and real people doing everyday work,” Armstrong says. “It’s important for the message to be brought directly to lawmakers and their staffs so they can factor that into the decisions they are making.”