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    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,...

    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...

    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...
    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...

    From DC: Under Secretary Ibach Shares Strategic Goals, Talks Biotech

    “It’s important for me to remember that the decisions we make here in Washington really do impact individual farmers and ranchers in rural areas across our nation,” said the...
    intellectual property

    Ethical Concerns and CRISPR Potential

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions gathered in November to discuss the potential and implications of pursuing further use of the genome editing technology CRISPR. The...
    OREI

    ASTA Federal and State 2018 Priorities

    With the renegotiation of NAFTA and a new Farm Bill, ASTA is advocating for a viable and efficient regulatory system for the industry. The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 2018...

    Water Policies Heat Up Cities

    Native landscapes and lawn alternatives are found in homes and parks from coast to coast, but what do cities lose with the loss of grass? During the past few years,...

    Inside Washington

    A bill that seeks to double federal funding for programs that create, expand and maintain access to foreign markets is met with applause from the agricultural community. In early May,...
    alliance

    A New Year, a New World

    As Donald Trump prepares to lead the Free World, the Canadian seed industry is set to begin turning itself on its head.   As 2017 begins, so does a major initiative...
    biofuels

    RFS Feeds Research Interests

    Designed to help combat climate change and stimulate the farm economy, the Renewable Fuel Standard keeps the research community busy looking into new plant-based sources of energy. The Renewable Fuel...

    Trump’s Victory and America’s Ag Industry

    If voting in the Plains States and the agricultural Midwest are any indication, then agriculture should be pleased by president-elect Donald Trump’s surprising win. While Trump is a big city...

    Ag Groups Submit Comments on Updating the Biotech Framework

    In a comments to the White House's National Science and Technology Council regarding updates to the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology, four agricultural organizations representing farmers shared...
    OREI

    What’s Next for Biotech?

    From the halls of Congress to the offices of the White House, biotechnology managed to get the attention of policymakers in Washington, D.C. this year. In 2016, a GMO labeling...
    trait

    Corn Growers to Fast Track Farm Research with Genotyping Center

    Put simply, the United States is falling behind in research related to its biggest industry, agriculture. To a large extent the kind of innovation and research that made the...
    OREI

    Congress Finally Ratifies International Treaty

    Last night (Sept. 28), the U.S. Congress made a "historic" move and passed the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture — something the seed industry...