2017 ASTA Annual Convention

Cindy Zimmerman

The 134th annual meeting of the American Seed Trade Association was held June 21-24 in Minneapolis, MN with the theme “Voyage of Better Seed.” Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States with a membership of over 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding, and …

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ASTA Annual Convention to Focus on Policy

Lizzy Schultz

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Annual Convention June 21-24 in Minneapolis will focus on science and policy issues related to the development and free movement of quality seed worldwide, according to ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne. Special sessions and tours planned for the week include an Opening General Session panel on consumer food trends and a tour of …

ASTA, audio, Events, politics, seed

ASTA Weighs in on New Phytosanitary Measures

Lizzy Schultz

Last week the seed industry announced good news in the form of the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM), a world wide attempt to put seed regulations on the same page. Ric Dunkle, Senior Director of Seed Health and Trade for the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was at the International Plant Protection Convention in Korea when the standards were …

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival to Feature Seeds

Cindy Zimmerman

During the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 56th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference this week at Disney’s Epcot Center, festival coordinator Eric Darden announced that the 24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will feature an ASTA garden at this year’s three month long event. Photos from the ASTA Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference Listen to the announcement here: Build …

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#ASTACSS in Chicago

Joanna Schroeder

America’s largest seed industry conference – the American Seed Trade Association 71st Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference 46th Soybean Seed Research Conference and Seed Expo, better known as ASTA’s CSS 2016 & Seed Expo, or #ASTA-CSS, was held December 6-9 in Chicago. The event brings together over 3,000 seed industry professionals for educational and networking opportunities and the program …

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Clariant Unveils Multi-Colored Agrocer Seed Colorants

Joanna Schroeder

This summer, specialty chemicals company Clariant announced its full range of Agrocer™ seed colorants in North America and we saw them on display at the recent American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Portland. Philip Adams, Regional Sales and Marketing Director, Business Unit Pigments, says the Agrocer line fits in well with Clariant’s sustainability platform. “All business units within …

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#ASTAannual Blazing Trails in Portland

Joanna Schroeder

Blazing Trails is the theme for the history-making joint convention of the Oregon Seed Association and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) in Portland, June 18-22, 2016. ASTA’s 133rd annual meeting is being held in the Willamette Valley, an area of about one million acres of farmland extending 100 miles to the south of Portland. 2016 ASTA Annual Meeting Photo Album …

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@Better_Seed Meeting Will Be ‘Blazing Trails’

Joanna Schroeder

A trail blazing joint convention of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) with the Oregon Seed Association this year will highlight the diverse seed industry of the Beaver State. This year’s theme for the 133rd annual ASTA annual convention is Blazing Trails and takes place in Portland, Oregon June 18-22, 2016. ASTA Chair Risa DeMasi of Grassland Oregon says the …

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2015 ASTA Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

The 132nd annual meeting of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) was held June 17-20, 2015 in Washington DC. With a focus on advocacy, seed industry representatives met with their elected officials in Congress to talk about important issues such as trade, pollinator health and labeling. Participants heard from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, elected new officers for the coming year, …

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