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COVID-19 Impacts on Seed Industry and Upcoming ASTA Events

  • On March 19, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASTA staff are currently working remotely. Phones are forwarded and you can reach us at 703-837-8140, by calling individual extensions, or by email. We are closely monitor the situation, especially impacts on the seed industry – both domestically and globally. As additional restrictions are being introduced at the city and state levels, the association is working multiple avenues, including USDA and the White House, to ensure that seed sales and movement will continue as close to normal as possible. Please let us know about any impacts your company is experiencing by contacting: Ellen Zimmerman at ezimmerman@betterseed.org.

Additionally, ASTA has made the decision to cancel this year’s Storm the Hill legislative fly-in, and to hold its spring Executive Committee and International Executive Committee meetings virtually. Registration for ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference (PLDC) is now suspended; the AOSA/SCST and ASTA teams are working together on a final decision as to whether the conference will continue, and an announcement will be made no later than March 31, 2020. If you have questions, please contact info@betterseed.org.