Industry News

For the inside scoop on what’s happening in the seed industry, check out the industry news articles below.

EPA Moves To Ease Regulation Of Pest-Resistant Crops

November 12, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to exempt from its regulation some biotech crops that are genetically engineered to be toxic to damaging insects and other plant pests.

ASTA Team Update

November 12, 2020

From ASTA’s Andy LaVigne: I want to provide you an update on a change within the ASTA team that is occurring. Earlier this week, I was approached by Jane DeMarchi and she told me that she has been offered the role of President and CEO of the North American Millers Association (NAMA). She has accepted the position and the NAMA Board has been told that she will be moving into the new role later this month.

A Message From ASTA Chair John Latham And ASTA President & CEO Andy Lavigne

November 12, 2020

​It is with great disappointment that today we announce the difficult decision has been made to cancel the in-person version of ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2020, due to take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago from December 7-10, 2020. We will be moving the event to a virtual format with the advent of the new CSS & Seed Expo Virtual, to be held over the same dates.

GDM Brings Breakthrough Technology Tools To Licensees

November 12, 2020

GDM is a global soybean genetics powerhouse that owns over 25% of the worlds’ soy germplasm. With over 36 years in the soybean breeding industry, GDM continues its quest for not only developing the highest yielding soybean genetics but also providing licensees innovative tools that help streamline their selection process.

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