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...

Who is the Farmer of 2040?

One research firm set out to better understand the psychology of the farmers who are most likely to lead the industry in 2040 and the implications...

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...

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...

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...

Taking Notice of Illegal Seed Practices

According to ISF, we need to combat illegal seed practices and communicate clearly about how they hurt our industry. In today’s world, there...
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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...
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Tips to Talk About Work

How to Have the GMO Talk — the Right Way Sometimes, talking to friends and family can be a challenge for employees in the seed industry. Here are some tips...

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...

Conference to Focus on Talent Management for Ag

Purdue University will host it's annual National Conference for Agribusiness Nov. 10-11 in Lafayette, Ind. This year's conference will focus on people, performance and productivity. The conference is designed to...
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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...

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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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...

Plunge Ahead

After the weather battle this spring, seed companies deploy their “Plan Bs,” or risk management strategies, to ensure a strong 2020 seed crop for farmers.

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...

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,...

Give Thanks.

One Leader’s Strategy for Successful Employee Engagement and Retention. Does your company struggle with employee engagement? If so, you’re not alone. Only 13%...

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...

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....

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...