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...

Seed Morphology Gets a Boost

A new international association aims to strengthen a crucial area of expertise. For years, there has been a shrinking level of expertise in the area of seed morphology. According to...

Secrets to Success from the Next Generation

Seed World sits down with some of the best young minds to find out what it takes to succeed in the modern world of plant breeding. Known as the father...

From DC: ASTA’s LaVigne Encourages Advocacy

The American Seed Trade Association kicked off its new Policy and Leadership Development Conference Saturday, June 9, by welcoming more than 200 attendees to Washington, D.C. During the first PL/DC...

ISF Focuses on Strategic Engagement

From the World Bank to the Gates Foundation and from the International Plant Protection Convention to national plant protection organizations, the International Seed Federation must work to identify areas...

NAPB 2017: Catching Up with Wayne Smith, Texas A&M University Cotton Breeder and Incoming...

“Say ‘yes’ a whole lot more than you say ‘no,’” says Wayne Smith about getting out and talking about what you do and your part in the food system....
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A World of Change

In a global environment that seems to be changing at an unprecedented pace, leaders question if the traditional tactics used to meet the mission of the International Seed Federation...

ISTA Spotlights Erica Dello Jacovo

A doctoral student at the University of Pavia in Italy and an early stage researcher within the Native Seed Science Technology and Conservation (NASSTEC) program, Erica Dello Jacovo is...
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Building a Better Business

The Independent Professional Seed Association is paving a path to help companies thrive. It wasn’t that long ago when six seedsmen recognized the need for an organization to represent the...

ASTA Unveils New “Better Seed, Better Life” Video

Today (Dec. 6), the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) unveiled a new video as part of the “Better Seed, Better Life” communications program during the opening general session of...

SAA Makes Monumental Strides

From phytosanitary issues to intellectual property and from seed treatments to biotechnology, the Seed Association of the Americas is hard at work to protect the interests of the seed...
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Doubts About the Times Article on GMOs

The October 29 New York Times article “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops” uses loaded language to paint an inaccurate, bleak picture of agricultural biotechnology. Yet,...

ASTA Meeting Draws a Crowd

The 133rd annual convention of the American Seed Trade Association was a resounding success on all accounts. Here are some of the highlights. The American Seed Trade Association’s annual convention...

International Priorities Pick Up Steam

At the International Seed Federation’s 2016 World Seed Congress, the industry prepares to advance its policies and positions. Here are the highlights. At the International Seed Federation’s 67th World Seed...

ASTA Chair Passing the Torch

Risa Demasi looks back on her time as the first female chair of the American Seed Trade Association. Risa Demasi is wrapping up her term as chair of the American...

Moving Toward Milestones

With a defined mission and work plans in play, the International Seed Federation is set to start making big moves. The past year has been one of action for the...

Out of One Seed Grows Many

Through the development of winter breeding programs, Alvaro Eyzaguirre builds local economies and helps in the fight to end food insecurity. As a young research manager for Pioneer Hi-Bred International...

Phytosanitary and Seed Health Update

Concerted efforts by national, regional and international seed organizations give rise to more science-based phytosanitary requirements, helping to minimize those not technically justified. As countries seek to protect their homelands...

The OECD Seed Schemes

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...