The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is ushering in the holiday season in its traditional way – with the annual CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago.
ASTA president and CEO Andy LaVigne says turnout at the annual event that includes the industry’s biggest trade show is still very strong despite ongoing mergers and acquisitions. “We’ll probably have close to 2700 this year and a good international representation,” said LaVigne.
Because international trade is so important to the seed industry, ASTA is urging its members to members to take part in today’s social media campaign in favor of NAFTA. “Mexico and Canada are huge markets for U.S. grain farmers and our customers,” said LaVigne, so it is important for the industry to make its voice heard loud and clear at the White House.
NAFTA Grassroots Day today encourages farmers and others in the industry to share their stories about the importance of NAFTA using #Farmers4NAFTA and #JustGrowIt and tagging @WhiteHouse
LaVigne has more information in this interview: Interview with ASTA CEO Andy LaVigne