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    Ag Groups Support USDA’s Proposed Biotech Framework

    Organizations and associations look forward to a vastly different approach when it comes to how plant breeding innovations are regulated, but as the old saying goes,...

    Vermont Sets Precedent with New Policy

    State legislation could have a trickle effect, adding uncertainty for businesses looking to bring GE products to market. On June 17, 2019,...

    Innovation in Rice is in Remy Bitoun’s Blood

    The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is dedicated to abolishing poverty and hunger among people and populations that depend on rice-based agri-food systems. Remy Bitoun, head of...

    Policy 101

    Know the issues and make yourself available to share them. Policy experts share their tips for success.  When it comes to government, be...

    Reinforcing Our Rights

    Together, ISF and UPOV are working to encourage continued innovation needed to meet the world’s increasing needs. There are a lot of questions...

    Can We Get a New Standard Material Transfer Agreement in November?

    The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has waited for a new Standard Material Transfer Agreement, but how can we come together...

    Is the EU Spending Money in the Right Places?

    Improving the effectiveness of Europe’s Research and Innovation projects.  Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has...

    Russia to Up Seed Game

    With the goal of reducing its dependence on seed imports, the Russian government invests in plant breeding centers. Russia plans to increase domestic seed production with the aim of reducing...

    Farm Bill Breakdown

    President Trump signed a farm bill. ASTA breaks down what it means. On Dec. 20, 2018, President Trump signed the $867 billion Agriculture Improvement Act (H.R. 2), better known as...

    Wage Policies Not Made for Rural Businesses

    Labor policies protect talent, but how do they affect your operation? No matter what industry you’re in, be it transportation, healthcare or agribusiness, there are policies protecting employees after they’re...
    canadian wheat

    USDA: No GMOs Detected, No Labeling

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on December 20, 2018. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed...

    No Access, No Benefits

    What it takes for a seed company to keep track of their genetic resources. In the eighties, countries started recognizing that biological diversity is a global asset of value to...

    What is the World Seed Partnership?

    Organizations collaborate to help countries develop new seed system frameworks. As developing countries look to build a local seed system and for countries looking to modernize existing seed systems, the...
    biofuels

    Fueling Corn Demand?

    Year-round sales of E15 ethanol could drive farmers to plant more corn acres than previously planned. Some say the Oct. 9 order by President Donald Trump for the Environmental Protection...
    no-till

    Study Examines No-Till Incentives

    What would it take to get farmers to adopt no-till, and how might an incentive program be structured? The numbers might surprise you. Farmers who have switched to no-till management...

    You’re Not Welcome Here

    WE ARE LIVING in a new Dark Age in Europe where innovation and technology are being rejected at an alarming rate. While reactionary pressure is being seen from chemicals...

    A Great Loss for Europe

    The impact of the recent ECJ ruling on plant breeding innovation. Many members of the plant breeding sector in Europe are voicing their opposition against the July 25 ruling which...