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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From a top-notch conference in Beijing to a successful seed convention in Buenos Aires. StatusISF The International Seed Federation is...
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Seeding Prosperity

Continued concerns about the economy may be clouding the horizon, but there is a silver lining: Agriculture is prospering and growing in rural areas, with the seed...
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Worldwide Seed Royalty Collection

Worldwide Seed Royalty Collection Efficiencies International Seed Federation research is helping to determine the effectiveness of global seed royalty collection processes. The ISF has released some interesting data on...
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Giant Views Under A Microscope

As the rapid pace of technology continues to evolve seed innovations, and the importance of feeding a growing population puts agriculture front and center, old and new...
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Regulatory Roundup

STATE DAS WINS POSITION IN KEY TECHNOLOGY CASEDow AgroSciences LLC has won its motion for summary judgment in a key patent infringement lawsuit involving its Enlist Weed Control...
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Best Foot Forward

Attract top talent in a tight market with a well-considered recruitment plan. Part three of a three-part series on employee recruitment and retention Job recruiting has evolved...
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Farm Bll Expired. Now what?

Concern within the agricultural industry, especially grower associations, is mounting over the farm bill as dissention continues among U.S. policymakers. For example, in a September 24 policy...
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Q and A with Congressman Peterson

Seed World discusses the farm bill with Minnesota Congressman Collin C. Peterson, Ranking Member, House Agriculture Committee. SW: Without action on a new farm bill by the current Congress...
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Equipment & Technology Showcase

Cutting-edge innovations at your fingertips. Unique Design Provides Benefits Buckhorn offers an unmatched selection of reusable packaging solutions designed to protect your products and increase your profitability. Buckhorn’s...
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Industry News – December 2012

Industry News is geared to seed professionals and delivers the people, industry, business and product news you need to know. Submissions are welcome. Email us at news@issuesink.com. ...
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Navigating the Seed of Confusion

Intellectual property tools such as patents protect innovations in seed. However, as technology increases and the sector becomes more competitive, challenges with patents in the seed industry...
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Since 1915

1915 The new sampling device does not require power of any kind for its operation. A New Sampling DeviceA new...
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Giant Highlights

With agriculture front and center on the world stage, many of the experts in this year’s Giant Views of the Industry video series had interesting stories to...
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High Corn Rootworm Numbers Pressure BT Traits

Although Bt technology is holding its own, experts agree that best management practices and an integrated pest management strategy will play a big role in the durability...
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The Drought of 2012

As corn growers exit one of the worst drought years in decades and turn to planning for 2013, the first inclination for seed retailers might be to...
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Giant Biographies

Biographies Timothy L. JohnsonPresident, Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc./SGI Field Crops Division Tim L. Johnson serves as the president of SGI Field Crops Division/Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc. Before...
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Moments in Time

Looking back at the trends, key events and interesting quotations from Seed World in 2012 that will define the seed industry in years to come. Lessons from...
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Giant Numbers

80 Global percent of all biotech crops that Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Canada produce. “We continue to move the issue of low level presence forward...
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Advancing the Future of Plant Breeding

Advancing the Future of Plant Breeding The National Association of Plant Breeders exists to ensure plant breeding stays on the national radar—and has access to the...
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Putting a Vision for the Seed World in “Context”

Giant views require perspective: fine-tuned, time-enduring, experience-driven perspective. During the past two decades, The Context Network has developed a uniquely keen understanding of the seed industry through our work...