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Hear from some of the bright lights in the seed industry. Updated monthly, find them at Giant Views.
“The [economic] crisis came together with a lot of other problems like bad weather and over production, all together making a big crisis in the grass seed industry.”Stefan van der Heijden of Barenbrug
“The really dramatic changes we are going to see in crop improvement aren’t necessarily going to come from finding a gene in a different organism and putting it into a new organism.”Charles Pick of DNA Landmarks
Hear more views from van der Heijden and Pick on issues ranging from the forage industry to genomics technology at Giant Views.
Web Tool Helps with Seed Contracts
A new interactive white paper and PowerPoint presentation, developed by the American Seed Trade Association’s Brokers and Agents Division, can help companies write more comprehensive contracts to better protect themselves. On occasion, seed trade disputes cannot be settled because there is either no formal contract or the existing agreement does not contain the essential elements needed. The white paper and PowerPoint presentation, called “Basic Terms, Conditions and Standards for Seed Sales Contracts,” was designed to help alleviate this situation and outline items that should be included in a seed trade contract.
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