Beyond the Seed


Commitment. Doing our best every day so growers can do their best every season.

With every quality seed purchase, a grower gets value today that goes beyond the seed. The more than 750 seed company members of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) share a commitment to growers to provide higher quality, better performing varieties and hybrids that help bring greater profits and meet new opportunities in an ever-changing marketplace.

The seed industry values the trust growers place in us. We work hard to maintain that trust by focusing on the needs of growers. To continue American agriculture’s role as the world’s leader, the seed industry is:

  • Committed to helping growers increase productivity and yields
  • Committed to helping growers improve quality and value
  • Committed to helping growers produce more efficiently
  • Committed to helping growers reduce risks and improve profits

Additional Resources

Study: Returns from Private Sector Seed Research (Iowa State University) (PDF)




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