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 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...

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...
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Sizing Up the Seed Sector

With the adoption of new technology around the globe, and more mouths to feed, the seed industry is experiencing rapid growth. What size is the global seed industry today...

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...

Western Seed Association: A Time-Tested Tradition

Some things don’t change. Members of the 116-year-old Western Seed Association find value in continuity and consistency. In 1899, a group of seedsmen formed the Western Seed Association to help...

Independent By Choice

Four seedsmen share their outlook for the future and what drives their customer base. There’s no denying the U.S. agricultural industry is feeling an economic squeeze. Unfortunately, this dog appears...

The U.S. Seed Industry Formally Launches SeedFirstPAC

As members of the American Seed Trade Association prepare to “Storm the Hill” in Washington, D.C., this week as part of the association’s annual convention, the industry is also...

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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Future Seed Executives Broadens Scope

FuSE educational unit participants in Raleigh, N.C., at host companies Cotton Inc. and Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. in October. Future Seed Executives Broadens Scope New direction and vision sets restructuring and rebranding...

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...

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...

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...

Jerry Monk Named ASTA Honorary Member

Some might say he grew up in the seed industry but this 44-year veteran credits much of his success to those around him and those leaders who set 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...

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...
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Reflections from Craig Newman

ASTA’s Craig Newman reflects on his year as chairman. For AgReliant Genetics’ Craig Newman, 2013/14 has been years in the making as he has worked his way up through the...

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...

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...
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Greece Hosts ISF World Seed Congress

World Congress Shows Seed Industry Vibrant as Ever There was no shortage of opportunities to learn, network and trade for attendees of ISF’s 2013 World Seed Congress in Athens, Greece. With...