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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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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 Promotes Safe Handling and Storage of Treated Seed during Harvest

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

As harvest begins across the country, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to ensure treated seed does not enter the grain supply. “Seed treatments provide farmers with an economical means of protecting seeds and seedlings against early-season insect pests and diseases—resulting in stronger and more uniform stands, healthier plants and higher crop …

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New Leadership Team Elected at ASTA Annual Convention

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

Seed industry professionals from across the nation are gathered in Minneapolis for the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 134th Annual Conference. ASTA’s annual meeting, June 21-24, brings together its diverse membership to tackle collective issues and develop a policy to guide the future of the association. During the meeting, ASTA elected its 2017-18 leadership team which will continue to oversee the …

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Long Awaited International Seed Standard is Good News for U.S. Seed Industry

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

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 …