Category Archives: Seed and Story

Variety Trial Field Day a Success

On a sunny October day last week, over thirty farmers, seed company representatives, and students gathered to see the results of OSA’s vegetable variety trial on Coke Farm in San Juan Bautista, California. John Navazio of OSA and Washington State … Continue reading

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OSA Reports Back from the NOSB Meeting in Rhode Island

I just returned from the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, where OSA was invited to give a formal presentation on the topic of organic seed. The meeting provided an important opportunity to share data from … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course

Last month, OSA, with support from Seed Matters, hosted our Fundamentals of On-Farm Plant Breeding Course to a group of 25 dedicated students. OSA Senior Scientist and Washington State University Seed Extension Specialist Dr. John Navazio taught the 2-day workshop which … Continue reading

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Summer Letter from OSA’s Director

Organic Seed Alliance believes that some of the best innovation happens in the field. Farmers and traditional plant breeders have historically played a crucial role in building our nation’s crop base for modern agriculture to thrive and expand. This is … Continue reading

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The Farm Bill and Seed

By now you have probably received more Farm Bill emails than you can count. With the Senate passing its Farm Bill last week and the House taking it up next month, here’s a quick update on how seed is fairing … Continue reading

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