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World Status

An in-depth overview on the global seed industry. From significant investment in plant breeding and infrastructure in Russia to China’s outlook on the pepper seed market. Status Russia...
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Growth in Global Seed Markets

Growth in Global Seed Markets Growing seed corn demand is driving expansion in three key emerging seed markets. The first years of the new millennium have been...
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Finding Common Ground

A detailed status report on low level presence seed policy development in the United States, Europe and internationally. Low level presence—which refers to the unintended presence, at low...
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Protecting Pollinators

  Understanding Colony Loss This year overwinter losses of honey bee colonies have reached an all-time high in North America, and honey bee health continues to be a...
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International Phytosanitary Standards for Seeds: From Myth Toward Reality

The first international standard for seed movement has finally been approved and adopted by the North American Plant Protection Organization. Referred to as Regional Standard for Phytosanitary Measures 36...
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Travel Ready

Travel Ready ASTA is working to break down trade barriers and harmonize standards. An array of standards prevents seeds moving from nation to nation and continent...
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Education Expiration

As the seed industry prepares for the first biotechnology events to come off-patent, is the sector doing a good job of educating growers on contract obligations? The first...
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Cross Pollination

Delayed Farm Bill: Impact on Ag Research“Universities across the country had responded to a mandate to directly address the needs of growers and consumers for nutritious, sustainable agriculture,...
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Since 1915

1915 American Seed Trade Association ConventionPresident Morse appointed as a transportation committee for the June convention at San Francisco S.F. Leonard, E.L. Page, W.S. Woodruff, Frank Leckenby and...
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Pathways to Agricultural Development

Pathways to Agricultural Development Few in the United States today would dispute the fact that the seed industry is now one of global scale and importance. This...
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Regulatory Roundup

NATIONAL Bayer and MS Technologies Develop New Soybean TraitBayer CropScience and MS Technologies LLC have announced plans to market a new soybean trait called Balance GT,―a dual herbicide...
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Industry News – June 2013

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. People...