February 2019

Readers’s senses are sure to be delighted as we highlight the National Garden Bureau’s “Year of” plants, talk about cantaloupe breeding efforts and the creation of a new food ecosystem in the Netherlands. You can also discover how the sequencing of the wheat genome last year is already having an impact in our Strategy article. Plus, you can explore some of the complexities of policy and how they impact labor in the seed industry and how Russia is changing its seed strategy and what it means for the United States. This issue has something for everyone, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed the writings and collaborations associated with it.

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Ushering in a New Era of Wheat Genetics

Sequencing the wheat genome is like giving plant breeders and researchers Google Maps for crop improvement. Researchers have been breeding new varieties of wheat using conventional cross-breeding approaches for a...

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...

What’s so Complicated about Cantaloupe? Plenty

We’ve all been there.  You buy a supermarket cantaloupe, cut it up, take a bite, and start chewing. You’d hoped for a juicy, succulent, flavorful fruit, but instead the experience...