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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...

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...
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Around the World

Around the World Discover seed industry happenings from the perspective of regional seed associations Seed Association of the Americas To help address intellectual property concerns, the Seed Association of the America’s IP Working...

ASTA’s Organic Committee Helps Connect Growers with Organic Seed

ASTA’s Organic Seed Committee outlines its three top priorities and how it will continue to educate growers and producers. As the American Seed Trade Association remains diligent in its mission...
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Plant Breeders Look to the Future

Plant Breeders Look to the Future Members of the National Association of Plant Breeders and the Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee flocked to Florida to network, strategize and take in new...

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...

Agriculture Secretary Calls on Industry to Educate Congress About the Need for Research

Yesterday, June 18, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed concerns about the proposed budget cuts to research and asked those in the seed industry to help educate...

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...

Michael Keller Moves the International Seed Industry Toward Change

Today, May 25, International Seed Federation Secretary General Michael Keller called for change during his first speech to the delegates of the 2015 World Seed Congress in Kraków, Poland. “ISF...
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World Status

Status Australia Key research and development information was taken directly to hundreds of potato growers and other industry members across Australia in 2013, in a successful year of R&D-related activities...

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...
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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...

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...
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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...

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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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,...

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....

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...

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...