Plant Materials Centers Strive to Maintain Funding

New plant varieties provide environmental and commercial payback. Scattered across the country, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) maintains 25 Plant Materials Centers (PMCs) to find...

Seed Certifying Agencies Assist After Wildfires

Wildfires across several western states have scorched more than 1 million acres of public and privately owned land. In some areas, fires still burn ,and it may be several...

Setting a Standard

The native seed industry seeks a cohesive strategy and standards for the future. How local is local? That’s the underlying question seed industry players are asking these days when it...

Back from the Brink

From a handful of seeds, a classic American wheat is making a comeback. You’ve followed precisely the listed ingredients and the directions written generations ago in loopy cursive letters on...