Category Archives: Organic Plant Breeding

USDA Should Commit to Reinvigorating Public Cultivar Programs

On August 15, 2013, I participated in a listening session hosted by USDA’s Plant Breeding Working Group. OSA is grateful that USDA hosted this day-long event that invited comments and discussion from different stakeholders — from public and private plant … Continue reading

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Spud Selections: New Potato Breeding Manual Now Available

If you’re interested in potato breeding, take note of a new manual that was recently translated into English by a Dutch publisher. The manual, Potato breeding – a practical manual for the potato chain, covers the history of potato breeding in … Continue reading

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An Autumn Letter from Our Director

This year, OSA celebrates a landmark anniversary. It’s hard to believe that after ten years we have already established ourselves as the primary organization in the U.S. working to expand a national organic seed system through regional models of collaborative … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Grant to Increase Access to Local Vegetables

OSA is proud to announce that it has received funding to address the high demand for year-round availability of locally grown vegetables in Oregon and Washington. The project is co-funded by a Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant … Continue reading

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Student Organic Seed Symposium: An Address on Advocacy

My name is Kristina Hubbard, and for those of you who aren’t familiar with Organic Seed Alliance, we are a national non-profit organization that advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed. We accomplish our … Continue reading

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