- On February 21, 2019
As a USDA cooperator, ASTA receives funding from the department’s Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development program (FMD). The passage of the Farm Bill in December secured funding for these programs for the next five years. These funds enable U.S. participation at international organizations such as the International Seed Federation, OECD Seed Schemes, International Treaty discussions, international phytosanitary organizations, and regional seed associations. ASTA also uses the funds to promote new market development and reduce barriers to the movement of seed in key markets. For more information or questions, email Abigail Struxness.