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Follow the Basic Steps for Stewardship of Treated Seed

Dan Industry Videos-Promoting Agriculture, Seeds

As planting season begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers to follow the basic steps for stewardship of treated seed: follow directions on seed container labeling; eliminate weeds in the field prior to planting; minimize dust by using advanced seed flow lubricants; “BeeAware” of honey bees and hives located near the field; ensure that any …

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Seed Industry Storms the Hill

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Seeds

A diverse group of seed-industry leaders, representing companies of all sizes, sectors and geographies, are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) annual Storm the Hill legislative fly-in, April 2-3. Topping the list of 2019 legislative priorities are innovation, trade and agriculture research funding. “Virtually everything in life starts with a seed, and so many things …

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ASTA Conference Coming February 1-5

Dan News from Our Sponsors, Seeds

Southeast producers are invited to attend the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 2019 Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, February 1-5 in Orlando, Florida. The global conference is expected to bring together some 1,000 seed industry leaders from over 35 countries, and will feature a line-up of educational sessions covering topics from trade and phytosanitary issues, to industry trends and innovation. …

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ASTA Conference Coming to Orlando

Dan Industry News Release, News from Our Sponsors, Seeds

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) invites folks to attend the 2019 Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, February 1-5 in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. This global conference will bring together approximately 1,000 seed industry leaders from over 35 countries, thus making it ASTA’s fastest-growing event.  The 2019 conference will feature educational sessions that cover topics ranging from …

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Syngenta Opening Chicago Seeds Office

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

ChemChina owned Syngenta will establish a major Global and North America Seeds office in the western suburbs of Chicago. Approximately 50 Syngenta Seeds business managers and employees will relocate from other U.S. locations beginning in the first half of 2019. Syngenta’s David Hollinrake says the new location “places us closer to the majority of our customers, as well as to …

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ASTA Requests Exemptions for Seeds on Proposed Chinese Tariffs List

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds, Trade

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is requesting that seeds for sowing be exempted from the proposed list of supplemental retaliatory tariffs on China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The request was made in a formal letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. “While we support the administration’s push for stronger intellectual property protection and enforcement globally, at …

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ASTA Outlines Priorities for Final Farm Bill

Dan Exports/Imports, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative, Research, Seeds, Trade

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) urges members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include several key provisions important to the seed industry within the final bill. In a recent letter to conferees, ASTA highlighted the following priorities within the Conservation, Trade, Research, Horticulture and Crop Insurance titles: Conservation: ASTA is concerned with the proposal in the House version …

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Bayer/Monsanto Merger Clears All Hurdles

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

It has taken months of divesting, negotiating and waiting, but Bayer and Monsanto will complete their merger. An agweb.com article notes German-based Bayer can now officially begin integrating Monsanto after Bayer divested itself of certain Crop Science businesses in a sale to BASF. The name Monsanto is expected to officially disappear in the future. However, familiar brand names like Dekalb, …