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Plant Breeding Innovations

A public source of information on plant breeding innovation. Helping farmers grow more using less.

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Seed Innovation & Protection Alliance

 Promoting the understanding of the value of seed innovations and the need for protection and compliance of intellectual property rights.

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The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship

A product of industry-wide collaboration between seed companies, seed treatment providers and universities.

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KNOW ASTA

Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. ASTA works on behalf of the seed industry to promote the research, development and movement of quality seed to meet the world’s demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel.

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MEMBERSHIP

HARVEST GREAT
REWARDS WITH AN
ASTA MEMBERSHIP.

ASTA membership includes approximately 85% of all private US seed companies operating in the United States. Ninety-five percent of ASTA’s active members are small businesses that report annual sales of less than $15 million. ASTA values and promotes diversity of membership, in terms of company size, products and geographic area served. Each member company is given one vote, regardless of size. Join today!

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KNOW THE ISSUES

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Intellectual Property Rights

ASTA is committed to the critical importance of seed improvement and protecting new discoveries.

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State

ASTA works on a number of legislative priorities at the state level.

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Federal

ASTA works to have unified regulations and policies at a federal level.

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Innovation & Policy

Seed improvements are helping to address many of the economic, environmental and health issues we face as a global society.

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Organic

ASTA is committed to the practice of coexistence of seed products with different characteristics or intended markets.

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Phytosanitary

ASTA closely monitors changes in phytosanitary import requirements of other countries.

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Seed Treatment

Seed treatment technologies are an effective tool to provide the necessary protection of seeds for a strong, healthy start.

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Environmental & Conservation

Improved seed is needed for land restoration, rehabilitation, reclamation and conservation.

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International

ASTA has identified many priority issues and areas of focus for the seed industry regarding trade and the global growth of the industry.

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