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    It’s a Labor of Love

    Looking to make an impact on the world, Emily Combs Ziemke jumped in head first to learn about plant breeding. Now, as the 2019 Future Giant,...

    Protecting Pollinators: The Making of Insect Farmers

    Integrated pest management aids smarter decisions. Traditionally, a farmer solely focuses his work on growing crops. But what if his focus actually...

    Are Biostimulants Finally Finding Their Place?

    Biostimulants were considered “snake oil” for decades, but with a new definition in the Farm Bill, are they finally finding their place amongst seed treatments in...

    Explore New Frontiers

    The American Seed Trade Association looks to continue driving progress on issues important to the seed industry, while pausing to recognize those who have contributed to...

    A Wonderous Work

    Iowa State University’s Seeds! Film seeks to reach the next generation. Dr. Manjit Misra spent his early years on the family’s sharecrop operation...

    Where’s the Meat?

    With plant-based protein products becoming a bigger commodity every day, Seed World wanted to get the skinny on how plant-based foods look so much like their...

    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...

    The Collapse of the Middle

    Just as the economy has witnessed a shrinking Middle Class, one research firm believes the same trend will carry-over to farmers throughout the next 20 years....

    Can Underutilized Crops Save the World?

    Did you know that more than 70% of the world’s calories are produced from four crop species? Our food system hinges on corn, wheat, rice and soybean....

    Plunge Ahead

    After the weather battle this spring, seed companies deploy their “Plan Bs,” or risk management strategies, to ensure a strong 2020 seed crop for farmers.

    Can Recalls Become a Thing of the Past?

    Plant breeders and food safety officers came together to ask: Is breeding for food safety a possibility for the future? As soon as...

    A Modern Day Borlaug

    With a focus on bringing quality vegetable seeds and stable open-pollinated varieties to smallholder farmers throughout Asia, Simon Groot has lifted millions out of poverty.

    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...