Seed Innovation is the Foundation of Climate Smart Agriculture

  • On November 3, 2021

On November 1, ASTA President & CEO Andy LaVigne submitted comments on behalf of the U.S. seed industry in response to USDA’s request for public comment on the Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Partnership Program. Quality seed plays a foundational role in enabling climate-smart agriculture production and forestry programs. LaVigne’s comments outlined the following seed-industry priority areas for climate-smart agriculture and forestry: plant breeding, cover crops, environmental and conservation seed, seed treatments, and public seed/germplasm banks.

In addition to submitting comments on behalf of the seed industry, ASTA supported comments by the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA), of which ASTA is a steering committee member. Read ASTA’s press release for more information.