Video explains plant breeding innovations

July 24, 2017 | Suggested reading

“This isn’t really ‘suggested reading’–it’s actually ‘suggested watching’, a series of videos produced by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA).  Clicking on Read the Article below will provide you with an excellent explanation of plant breeding and the role it plays in making a better life for everyone.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

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New research with great promise for fighting world hunger

November 29, 2016 | Suggested reading

“If the research described here translates to food crops, it could increase food production by 40-50 %. How terrible it would be if unfounded and unscientific fear of GMOs kept research like this from moving forward!” RB Halaby, Chairman

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Why industrial farms are good for the environment

October 5, 2016 | Suggested reading

“I am delighted to see the New York Times finally waking up to covering agriculture responsibly. In the past too much of its editorial policy regarding agriculture was driven by a myopic vision of a Manhattan resident.”  RB Halaby, Chairman

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Debunking myths about livestock’s contribution to climate change

June 29, 2016 | Suggested reading

“This is a must-read article on agriculture’s productivity and the positive impact it has on the environment. A huge jump in dairy cow milk production from 1950 to 2015 with an attendant carbon footprint reduction of 79% is just one of the interesting nuggets in this piece.” Doug Sterkel, President.

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Locally grown produce depending on new technologies

April 21, 2016 | Suggested reading

“One thing about agriculture is that things never stop changing. Cities were surrounded by ‘truck’ farms, but most were developed into housing. Are these high-tech businesses the new ‘truck’ farms?” RB Halaby, Chairman

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