Explore New Frontiers

The American Seed Trade Association looks to continue driving progress on issues important to the seed industry, while pausing to recognize those who have contributed to...

A Wonderous Work

Iowa State University’s Seeds! Film seeks to reach the next generation. Dr. Manjit Misra spent his early years on the family’s sharecrop operation...

Seed Piracy Hurts All of the Seed Industry

In 2014, the seed industry was stunned by the news of theft of corn germplasm from production fields in Iowa and Illinois, by Chinese nationals trying to...

Can Underutilized Crops Save the World?

Did you know that more than 70% of the world’s calories are produced from four crop species? Our food system hinges on corn, wheat, rice and soybean....

Why Seed Certification is the Best-Kept Secret

Editor's Note: This column was originally written for our sister publication, Germination, however, we thought that Steve shared some great insight about seed certification that you, our...

10 Reasons You Should Look Forward to the Future

Ah, the good old days! Everything was better back then! Or was it? Surveys show that in many countries, a majority...

Blake Curtis and John Duesing Receive ASTA Lifetime Honorary Member Award

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recognized Blake Curtis of Curtis & Curtis Inc. and John Duesing of Corteva Agriscience with its Lifetime Honorary Member Award during the Policy...

Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

Just Grow It

If you follow ASTA on social media, you’re probably familiar with the hashtag, #JustGrowIt. It may seem like an obvious connection to seed, and it is, but...

NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

While there’s a lot of work to be done, the ISF committees are getting down and dirty to find solutions for the seed industry. 

Communicate. Engage. Change.

As an industry, ISF looks to create a better world for all the players on the field. Certainty is hard to come...

Will Transitioning From Public to Private for Overseas Aid Work?

Inspired after reading "The Coming Famine," Anthony Leddin, an Australian plant breeder, set out to make a difference. Plant Breeders Without Borders encourages plant breeders and...

Connecting Our Communities

A joint project between the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the American Seed Trade Association looks to highlight progress in agriculture, food and wellness.

The Seed Chain in the Americas: Looking Toward a New Meeting

When asked “What’s new?” I always have to stop and pause. If you’ve asked me this and wondered why the pause, it’s not because of a lack...

Checks and Balances: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply For All!

Many of us are relieved now that the 2019 tax filing season is over, but tax season doesn’t end for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS...

Know a Super Worker? Nominate Them as a Future Giant of the Seed Industry!

It’s that time of the year again — yes, it's planting season again, but along with planting comes with the time to recognize early-career individuals who are...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

Brexit – Time for a EU-turn?

Marcel Bruins How I wish that ‘Brexit’ was a morning cereal that you would take when you’re constipated. Alas, this is not the...