ZimmCast 662 – ASTA CSS & Seed Expo Recap

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Each December, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosts America’s largest seed industry convention as the Christmas Season begins traditionally in the Chicago Hyatt Regency at the top of the Magnificent Mile. This year, like everything else since March, the ASTA CSS and Seed Expo was virtual, and that allowed nearly 1000 attendees from around the world to participate and …

ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

Each December the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosts the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo, America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy outlook, emerging global disease threats and more. The event is a combination of the Corn and Sorghum Seed Research Conference, the Soybean Seed Research Conference, and the …

ZimmCast 660 – Interviews from Virtual 2020 NAFB

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In this episode of the ZimmCast podcast, we share excerpts of interviews from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) virtual convention. Included are now past NAFB President, Rita Frazer, RFD Radio; Liz Hunt, Syngenta; Andy LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Norm Davy, Heliae Agriculture. Listen to the ZimmCast here: (25:05) Subscribe …

2020 NAFB Virtual Convention

Every year, the NAFB Convention brings together broadcast professionals, ag industry leaders, and students focused on the agriculture industry. The NAFB Convention is great opportunity to connect with industry peers, brush up on professional skills, and learn more about opportunities and challenges impacting the U.S. farmer and rancher. For more information on the 2020 NAFB Virtual Convention, connect with the …

ZimmCast 656 – Virtual ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week, we check in with the American Seed Trade Association to see how they have adapted to the reality of a virtual world and taken its annual conferences to a new level. Founded in 1883, ASTA is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States and they conduct four regular events …

2019 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

More than 2,500 seed industry professionals from 36 countries attend America’s largest seed industry conference each year. A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, the 2019 CSS & Seed Expo features essential networking and educational opportunities as well as a huge trade show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

ZimmCast 605 – ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

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ZimmCast #605 is the last one for 2018, featuring interviews from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) 2018 CSS and Seed Expo, our last event for the year. This ZimmCast includes comments from ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne, Bayer seed treatment tech service rep Chip Graham, BASF Seed Solutions U.S. marketing lead Kerry Grossweiler, and Wheat Pete, a podcaster …

Clariant and Eastman Announce Agrochemical Collaboration

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, have announced an agreement for the distribution of a new solvent for the agriculture industry. TamiSolve NxG was developed for the global plant protection sector, for use in plant growth regulators, biological control agents, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides. Under this exclusive …

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BASF at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos BASF at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews BASF Launches Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus – Jeremiah Mullock discusses ILeVO- BASF Looks Forward to 2019 Growing Season – BASF Products Fight Soybean Disease – Jason Wistehuff discusses Credenz …

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Bayer at 2018 ASTACSS

This virtual ag newsroom includes links to digital media content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos Bayer at ASTACSS18 photo album Audio interviews Greg Ginisty, Product Manager, SeedGrowth – Bayer Spotlights NemaStrike at #ASTACSS – Bayer Opens 2018 Seed Expo – Growers Pleased With Bayer’s Fluency Agent Advanced – Bayer Seed Treatments Fight Cotton …

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2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo

Held each year in Chicago, the 2018 ASTA CSS and Seed Expo is America’s largest seed industry convention with the latest information on seed treatment, plant breeding innovation, the agricultural economy forecast for 2019, emerging global disease threats and more. This year’s meeting was held December 3-6. Major sponsors at the event include Bayer and BASF. This virtual ag newsroom includes …

#Harvest18 Reminders from ASTA

As #Harvest18 gets into full swing, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) reminds farmers about the importance of taking precautions to keep any treated seed from entering the grain supply. ASTA and other stakeholder groups have developed resources to assist those involved in the process of treating, handling, transporting, or planting treated seeds, which can be found on the Guide …

ASTA Outlines Seed Industry Priorities for Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee is holding its first public meeting today in Washington and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has notified committee members of key provisions important to the seed industry within the legislation. In a recent letter to Conferees, ASTA highlighted priorities within the Conservation, Trade, Research, Horticulture and Crop Insurance titles. In the Trade title, …

ASTA Elects 2018-19 Officer Team

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased to announce its 2018-19 officer team, officially elected during the ASTA Policy & Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C. The members of the 2018-19 ASTA officer team are: • Chair – Jerry Flint, Corteva Agriscience™ • First Vice Chair – Wayne Gale, Stokes Seeds • Second Vice Chair — John Latham, Latham …

ASTA Pleased With USDA Decision on Gene Edited Plants

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased with the clarification made by USDA last week regarding oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques, including gene editing. “The (USDA) announcement really clarifies the practice they’ve had had ongoing for the last couple of years in that products created through gene editing don’t need to go through pre-market, regulatory …