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,...
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Having ‘The Talk’

Having ‘The Talk’ Proponents aim to transform monologues on the role of plant breeding in modern agriculture into healthy, accurate dialogues. Being left out of a conversation, especially when the subject...

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...

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...
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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...

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....
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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From a newly developed tomato variety in Argentina to progressive workshops on safety assessment of genetically modified crops in India. Status Argentina Argentine...

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...

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...
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Open Innovation Drives Progress in Plant Breeding

Developing solutions for big issues — like delivering on the 21st century food production challenge — requires innovation and new ways of thinking. Take, for example, soybean breeding. The industry’s...

Farmers Less Pessimistic

Each month, Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture surveys farmers about their expectations for the agricultural economy over the next five years and this is reflected in the Ag...
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Polished & Professional

This seed industry has become a global force, with more technological advances and a higher level of professionalism than ever before. The continued globalization of the industry means the...

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...

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...

More than Sharing, Networks and Collaboration Disrupt

What do old-school cooperatives have in common with new and disruptive businesses? Seed World explores the evolution of our economy and what’s staring us in the face. The business of...

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...
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The Right to Disconnect

Putting work on hold seems irresponsible, even after hours. But for mental health, there must be a balance between life and work. After a long day at work, empoyees should...
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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...

How to Power Ahead in a Competitive World

Business and management advisers give their top four tips to help small- to medium-sized seed companies advance. Do you ever feel like you’re in a maze and racing to advance...
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Searching for Unicorns

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business studied the location of large-scale farmers across the country and how it related to a retailer’s market potential—the results may surprise...