- On April 3, 2019
A diverse group of seed-industry leaders, representing companies of all sizes, sectors and geographies, gathered in Washington, D.C. for ASTA’s annual Storm the Hill legislative fly-in, April 2-3. Topping the list of 2019 legislative priorities are innovation, trade and agriculture research funding.
“Virtually everything in life starts with a seed, and so many things we enjoy as a society today – from our food, to our clothes, to the fuel that powers our cars – are the direct result of continued seed improvement over the years,” said ASTA President & CEO Andy LaVigne. “As our world faces growing environmental and food production pressures, seed innovation is critical to a sustainable future. The policies being made today in Washington, D.C. will have major impacts on the seed industry’s ability to continue to meet domestic and global challenges in the years ahead. That’s why we’re so excited to be in our nation’s capital making our voices heard on issues that impact not just the seed industry, but all of society.”
ASTA members representing 15 states participated in more than 70 meetings on Capitol Hill. Learn more.