New report finds farmers harmed by decline in nation’sp ublic seed supply

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The proceedings from the 2014 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture were published by the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI). In the proceedings, RAFI and other key stakeholders within the agricultural research community express their increased concerns about farmers’ limited access to seed, the narrowing of our country’s agricultural plant and animal genetic diversity, consolidation within the seed industry, the decline in public cultivar development, and how these trends are impacting the ability of farmers to confront the unprecedented challenges of climate change and global food security. Click here for full article.

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