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...

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...

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,...

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...

ASTA: We’re Listening and We’re Measuring

If there’s one message that leaders throughout the seed industry have communicated to me during the first 100 days of my term as chair of the American Seed Trade...

ASTA Welcomes New Officers for 2015/16

At the American Seed Trade Association’s 132nd Annual Convention in Washington, D.C., the membership voted in the new officers for the year ahead. At the helm, serving as chair,...

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...

ASTA Honors Two with Distinguished Service Award

Greg Lamka and Betsy Peterson were recognized at The American Seed Trade Association's 132nd Annual Convention June 19 with the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have...

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...

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 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...

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...

ISF Congress Emphasizes Collaboration and Communication

A veterinarian turned lawyer shares insights about communicating science and technological advancements with the general public during the Breeders Committee meeting at the International Seed Federation's 2015 World 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...

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...
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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...
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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...
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FuSE turns 10

Executives in the Making Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Future Seed Executives initiative continues to build momentum. To recognize this milestone, Seed World has followed up with the committee’s founders. Imagine...
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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...