The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is praising the passage of a final International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for Seed. The standard was agreed to yesterday during the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Korea. ASTA has been advocating for a seed ISPM for nearly 20 years. The need for a standard has become more apparent, as many National …
Monsanto this week announced increased sales and profits for the first half of its current fiscal year. Monsanto’s net sales for the second quarter increased to approximately $5.1 billion, up from $4.5 billion in the prior year period. Gross profit for the quarter also increased over the prior year to $3.0 billion versus $2.6 billion. For the first six months, …
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Legislative Fly-in, Wednesday, April 5, in Washington, D.C. “Storm the Hill” is a unique opportunity for ASTA members representing every crop and every part of the nation to join together with a unified voice on Capitol Hill.
It is time to think about planting the garden. Cathy Isom has some tips on germinating your own seeds. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Numbers from the Georgia Crop Improvement Association show that peanut seed production is down slightly this year.
The U.S. seed industry has concerns regarding a border tax President Donald Trump wants to impose to fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.
The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 56th Annual Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference is underway at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. AgNet Media is at the convention and spoke with ASTA President and CEO Andy LaVigne about the conference and why Disney World is a good venue for the industry.
Folks from across the country and from other parts of the world will be here in the Southeast this weekend, as the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) will hold their 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference, January 28-31 in Orlando, Florida. ASTA CEO, Andy LaVigne, says it will take place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort next to EPCOT …
Andy LaVigne, president and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), is gearing up for the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference. This year’s conference is being held January 28–31 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
USDA has released for pre-publication a proposed rule-making notice related to plant breeding innovation. The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has been actively engaged in discussions with the agency throughout the rule-making process, and is pleased the proposal recognizes plant breeders’ long track record of safety and quality. Here’s ASTA President & CEO Andy LaVigne.