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Germinating Your Own Seeds

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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. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

Peanut Seed Production Down Slightly in Georgia

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Numbers from the Georgia Crop Improvement Association show that peanut seed production is down slightly this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Border Tax Draws Concern from Seed Industry

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Seed Trade Talks Underway at Disney

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

ASTA Holding 2017 Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference in Orlando

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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 Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference This Weekend

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. Read the rest of this entry »

ASTA Welcomes Direction of Plant Breeding Policy

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post.

The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news. Read the rest of this entry »

ASTA Preparing for Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference

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The American Seed Trade Association is preparing for a big event coming up next month, as the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference will be held January 28-31 in Orlando. Nearly 900 seed-industry professionals from more than 20 countries are expected for the four-day event which involves global networking and education. ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne says it will take place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort next to EPCOT Center. Read the rest of this entry »

ASTA CEO Discusses Concerns for Seed Industry

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Over-regulation continues to be a concern for many in agriculture, and that includes the American Seed Trade Association. ASTA CEO, Andy LaVigne, says this is an issue they are dealing with concerning seed treatments. Read the rest of this entry »

DuPont Pioneer Discusses New Corn and Soybean Products

dupont-pioneerNew corn and soybean products from DuPont Pioneer was the main topic of discussion during a Virtual Media Conference held this week. One of the speakers was Dan Poston, field agronomist from Alabama, who had an example of how in some cases they work directly with growers to address specific issues.


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ASTA Looking Forward to Upcoming Events

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Andy Lavigne

The American Seed Trade Association is gearing up for a couple of big events, one in Chicago and one in Orlando. ASTA CEO, Andy LaVigne, says the first one is coming up next month.


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