Acceleron Protects From Various Challenges

Carrie Muehling

A key message from Bayer at the 2020 Commodity Classic encouraged growers to ensure they’re fully protected from whatever Mother Nature might throw at them during the approaching growing season. One way to do that is to use Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions on corn, soybean and cotton acres. “As you look at the investment that farmers are making today from …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Cotton, Seed, Soybean

Thriving Amongst the Giants

Carrie Muehling

A general session at the 2019 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo addressed needs of seed businesses who are employing key business strategies to ensure success in an environment of transition and consolidation. The panel, entitled “Thriving Amongst the Giants,” featured Scott Beck of Beck’s Hybrids, John Latham of Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Myron Stine of Midwest Oilseeds, and …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed

Hemp Farmers Need Good Seed

Cindy Zimmerman

The hemp industry is in dire need of good genetics and a weeding out of bad actors in the seed supply business, according to two hemp farmers who helped Arcadia Biosciences announce the launch of GoodHemp in Chicago last week. Chris Adams (pictured left) of Adams Family Farm in North Dakota and Weston Walker (right) of Gold Dust Farm in …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed, Video

ASTA Ends Year on High Note

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is ending 2019 on a positive note with another successful CSS and Seed Expo in Chicago and a lot of optimism going forward. “There’s a lot of innovation in our industry today,” says ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne. “So we see a lot of companies coming into the market, a lot on discovery, …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Audio, Seed

Arcadia Biosciences Launches GoodHemp

Cindy Zimmerman

During the American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago this week, Arcadia Biosciences announced the launch of a new product line – GoodHemp. As the company’s new brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp’s first commercial product is a disease resistant and ultra-low THC hemp seed. Accepting advance orders now, the first …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, CBD, hemp, Seed

Lots of Interest in ASTACSS Hemp Session

Cindy Zimmerman

The Hemp Seed Opportunities & Challenges session at the American Seed Trade Association’s 2019 CSS and Seed Expo was packed at the end of the day on Wednesday, showing the high level of interest the seed industry has in this new and growing commodity. Participating in the session were Pat Miller, ASTA’s Director of State Government Affairs; Wendy Mosher with …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, Seed

ASTA Excited About USMCA

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) meeting in Chicago this week are excited about news that an agreement has been reached on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that could mean a vote as early as next week. “Mexico and Canada are our two biggest agricultural trading partners so we need that clear relationship,” said ASTA Chair Wayne Gale …

ASTA, Audio, Seed, Trade

ASTA Announces Student Video Contest Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Recent Iowa State University PhD graduate Kevin Falk was honored as the grand prize winner of the Better Seed, Better Life Student Video Contest for the second year in row during the Opening General Session of ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2019 in Chicago. Falk’s PhD work focuses around harnessing technology to develop high throughput phenotyping platforms and machine learning …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, BASF, Seed

Hemp Seed is a Hot Topic for ASTA

Cindy Zimmerman

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) chairman Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds, spent a lot of time answering questions about hemp seed at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Gale says ASTA’s role is to provide information for the growing hemp industry to help the seed industry identify sources of quality seed “to ensure that the growers that the …

ASTA, Audio, Cannabis, hemp, NAFB, Seed

Bayer Seed Treatments Protect on Multiple Fronts

Carrie Muehling

With one of the broadest and most diverse portfolios of seed treatment in the industry, Bayer is helping farmers to protect their crops against more than just insect and disease pressure. “Being covered on multiple fronts, whether that’s against diseases, pests, nematodes, maybe it’s drought or nutrient deficiency, having a different breadth of seed treatment can really help protect against …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Seed