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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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.

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. 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ASTA Chairman Calls for Continued Advocacy

During the gala banquet at the American Seed Trade Association’s 132nd Annual Convention, Chairman John Schoenecker recognized industry leaders and thanked them for their service. He also urged members...

The International Seed Federation Kicks Off 2015 World Seed Congress

The International Seed Federation Kicks Off 2015 World Seed Congress  Today, the International Seed Federation kicked off its 2015 World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland, with more than 1,600 seed...

Focused on Building Business

In preparing to lead the Independent Professional Seed Association, Randy Wilken hones in on strategies to grow the association and strengthen its members. Born and Raised in the seed industry,...
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Everybody’s Friend

Everybody’s Friend Former Southern Seed Association Man of the Year Kurt Austermann passed away earlier this year. Colleagues recall the man and his impact on the seed sector. Kurt Austermann was...

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...

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...