From Big Six to Big Four

OECD study sheds light on concentration and competition in seed markets. Editor's Note: This story first appeared on european-seed.com, but is a...

Looking at the Big Picture

Teaching employees about your company’s vision combined with strong leadership training ensures continued success for both the present and the future. In...

For the Big 4, the Revolution Is Now

In a tight-knit industry where it often seems like everyone knows everyone else, Wayne Barton and Brent Collins didn’t meet each other until last year, oddly enough....

A Century of Setting the Standard

Relationships have been a cornerstone of success for the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies over its first 100 years, and they remain so as the...
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Beginners Guide to Importing and Exporting Seed

If your company is thinking about entering the export market for the first time, there are several pieces of the puzzle that should be well planned out. The U.S. seed...
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AOSCA Certifications Have Global Influence

Uniform seed certification standards maintain varietal purity. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant Acts, which gave 17.4 million acres of federal land to states to establish...

Value Creation: The Australian Experience

The land Down Under has had an end point royalty system for grain in place since the early 2000s. Here’s what that system looks like.

Combining Forces to Launch Seed Science Foundation

Two long-time stalwart organizations merge with the renewed goal of funding research, informing policy and creating a bigger impact within the seed industry’s scientific community. By combining forces and working...

Supersized Seed

Acquisitions, mergers change the business landscape. Company names, product brands and staff have been shuffled in the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions within the seed industry and more changes...

Repeating the Dicamba Debacle

Herbicide damage to neighboring crops isn’t the only thing injured. Neighborly relations suffer as a result. In the western part of Missouri, just a 20-minute drive north of I-70, Bret...

Performance Management for the Modern World

Learning to effectively manage and motivate employees is one way agribusinesses are looking to gain a competitive edge. There’s definitely room for improvement. At least that’s what many in agribusiness...

Labor Pool More of a Muddy River

Labor is not only more difficult to find but it’s also harder to keep. If you think visually of the term “labor pool,” you might imagine a nice clean swimming...
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ASTA CSS Highlights

Several industry awards were presented during the General Session. The annual corn, Soybean and Sorghum Conference and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry conference. Held in early December at the...

Bayer: Farmers to Benefit from Economies of Scale

Earlier this week, Bayer's Adrian Percy addressed the merger with Monsanto to a crowd of media and agribloggers during its annual #AgVocacy Forum that preceded Commodity Classic. Percy who serves...

A Concerted Effort

When informing the public about modern agriculture, one initiative goes prime time. If you’ve ever been driving between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. during the past year...

Three Tips for Success with Farmers

Planting season is here for some farmers and just around the corner for others. When it comes to seed selection and planting season, Jay Hill and Ray Gaesser —...

The Emotion of an Acquisition

Syngenta’s acquisition by ChemChina has been an emotional process marked by regulatory hurdles, but company insiders say Syngenta will be better and stronger as a result. For Paul Minehart, April...
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Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders

The seed industry, and all of agribusiness, will need to reach beyond the traditional core of agricultural students to meet their talent needs. Learn how you might help to...

New Study Might Shed Light on Public Perception of GM Technology

More than three-quarters of Americans would accept release of genetically modified mosquitoes to decrease risk of the Zika virus, but fewer than half accept genetic modification (GM) of animals,...

Recognize a Future Giant

Employee recognition might be more important than you think. Great people make a great company, and it’s important to recognize those contributions throughout the industry. Too often, industry and businesses...