Seed Piracy Hurts All of the Seed Industry

In 2014, the seed industry was stunned by the news of theft of corn germplasm from production fields in Iowa and Illinois, by Chinese nationals trying to...

Why Seed Certification is the Best-Kept Secret

Editor's Note: This column was originally written for our sister publication, Germination, however, we thought that Steve shared some great insight about seed certification that you, our...

10 Reasons You Should Look Forward to the Future

Ah, the good old days! Everything was better back then! Or was it? Surveys show that in many countries, a majority...

Blake Curtis and John Duesing Receive ASTA Lifetime Honorary Member Award

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recognized Blake Curtis of Curtis & Curtis Inc. and John Duesing of Corteva Agriscience with its Lifetime Honorary Member Award during the Policy...

Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

Checks and Balances: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply For All!

Many of us are relieved now that the 2019 tax filing season is over, but tax season doesn’t end for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

Brexit – Time for a EU-turn?

Marcel Bruins How I wish that ‘Brexit’ was a morning cereal that you would take when you’re constipated. Alas, this is not the...

Friending Your Customers: Q&A With Anthony Stevenson

Anthony Stevenson, international wholesale sales representative from Johnny’s Selected Seeds, shares about working with international customers and how his customers have become his personal friends. SW: Favorite podcast or audiobook? Anthony...

Strength in Numbers: Q&A With Chris Zanobini

Chris Zanobini, CEO of the California Seed Association, discusses how collaboration strengthens the organization and what the seed industry should be lobbying for. SW: Favorite film?  Chris Zanobini: “Life is Beautiful,”...

Jeff Weber Has Advice For People Entering Sales

At the 30th Annual Independent Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Jeff Weber, Seed Treatment Lead of the Eastern Region for Nufarm Americas. Did...

Martha Hoffman Thinks It’s Interesting Seeing the Business Side of Agriculture

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Martha Hoffman, a journalism major with a minor in...

Riley Reep Feels It’s Her Job to Share Agriculture’s Story

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Riley Reep, a first year student at Texas Tech...

Sierra Williamson Spends Her Time Blogging About Agriculture

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Sierra Williamson, a senior at the University of Minnesota...

A Passion for Farming: Q&A With Carl Peterson

Carl Peterson, president of Peterson Farms Seed, shares how his passion for farming led him to the seed industry. Seed World: Favorite book?  Carl Peterson: Tough question — probably the best...

Tim Bratland’s Passing His Gavel to the Next Generation

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA) Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with Tim Bratland, president of Legend Seeds and outgoing president of...

Arielle Hurst Loves All Aspects of Ag, From Show Horses to Technology

At the 30th Annual Independent Professional Seed Association Conference in Indian Wells, California, Alex Martin sat down with IPSA Scholar Arielle Hurst, a senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College...
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Innovation Seeds Our Future

In a global economy where everything is accessible at the click of a mouse, it’s easy to take for granted the basic essentials of life: food, clothing, shelter, clean...

Passing the Baton

For more than a decade, Martin Gruss has carried the Bayer SeedGrowth baton as head. Now, he’s passing the baton to Boualem Saidi, and Seed World finds out what’s...