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ASTA Hosts Meeting to Discuss Palmer Amaranth, other Weed Issues

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds

On May 9, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) hosted a meeting of grower groups, seed companies, and state government officials to discuss a collaborative approach to addressing Palmer amaranth and other weed seed issues. The meeting, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa, served as a productive information-exchange and strategic dialog about potential short- and long-term solutions. “Weeds like …

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Long Awaited International Seed Standard is Good News for U.S. Seed Industry

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds 37 Comments

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is praising the passage of a final International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) for Seed. The standard was agreed to during the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) in Korea. ASTA has been advocating for a seed ISPM for nearly 20 years. The need for a standard has become more apparent, as many National Plant …

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Seed Industry to “Storm the Hill”

Dan Industry News Release, Legislative, Seeds 170 Comments

Seed industry advocates will “Storm the Hill” as part of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Legislative Fly-in, Wednesday, April 5, in Washington, D.C.  “Storm the Hill” is a unique opportunity for ASTA members representing every crop and every part of the nation to join together with a unified voice on Capitol Hill.

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Bayer Investors React to the Monsanto Acquisition

Dan General, Industry News Release, Seeds 141 Comments

A Dow Jones Report says investors generally seem positive about the deal struck by Bayer CEO Werner Baumann to acquire Monsanto. The head of a global equities asset management company in Paris that invests in Bayer said, “So far, he’s proven to be quite a good negotiator. He’s been very efficient.” Markus Manns, a portfolio investor at Union Investment, another …


NFU Reacts to Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Dan General, Industry News Release, Seeds 133 Comments

The National Farmers Union is concerned about continued consolidation among agribusinesses. After hearing the news of a $66 billion merger proposal between Bayer and Monsanto, NFU President Roger Johnson said consolidation of this magnitude cannot be the standard for agriculture, nor should we allow it to determine the landscape of agriculture.

ChemChina / Syngenta Merger

Dan Industry News Release, Seeds, Technology 181 Comments

ChemChina and Syngenta receive clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) and Syngenta announced that the companies have received clearance on their proposed transaction from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In addition to CFIUS clearance, the closing of the transaction is subject to anti-trust review …