ASTA – Intellectual Property Rights & Impact On New Seed Varieties

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field & Row Crops, General, Seeds, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

Vegetable Farmers throughout North America should be interested Tim Johnson, Illinois Foundation Seeds Incin these comments from Tim Johnson, President of Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc at this week’s American Seed Trade Association Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference in Arizona. Speaking to a Chinese delegation of seed company operatives at the ASTA conference, Johnson addressed the important area of intellectual property rights as Chinese companies seek foreign partners for research and development in seed technology. We spoke to Johnson shortly after his talk to flesh out information that U S farmers might want to know more about.

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