Category Archives: Seed Industry

Spring Newsletter: Back to the field

What an event! Thanks to those of you who made it to Corvallis, Oregon, last month for our 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference. Participants were diverse, representing 34 states, 10 countries, and 20 universities. In the words of one participant, … Continue reading

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New Seed Internship Program Announced

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) are proud to announce the launch of the Seed Internship Program, the first of its kind in the U.S. The program matches individuals who want to learn about … Continue reading

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Winter Newsletter: 2015 Annual Report

This winter newsletter serves as our 2015 annual report. We hope you’ll enjoy reading about our tremendous work last year, including successes that are only possible thanks to a number of collaborations with farmers, universities, and seed advocates like you. We hope … Continue reading

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USDA Proposes More Oversight of GE Wheat: Is it Enough?

UPDATE 12/11/15: The USDA officially announced that it will require permits for all future GE wheat field trials. Thanks to the organizations and businesses that signed our comments calling for these permits and strong containment conditions. Background: The US Department of … Continue reading

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UC Davis & OSA to Collaborate on Organic Breeding

Re-posted with permission from UC Davis A new effort to provide California growers with seeds for tomato, bean, pepper and other crop varieties that are specially bred for organic farming has been launched at UC Davis. The organic plant-breeding project … Continue reading

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