Sep 16, 2020
Listen to this episode of the Rob-See-Co Field Ready Podcast as host Jim Robinson, Rob-See-Co Corn & Soybean Product Manager talks with Professor Philip Howard from the Dept. of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University about consolidation of the seed industry. Learn about the history of the industry from the role intellectual property rights have played in consolidation, to the increased control of seed genetics and how stricter protections on transgenic intellectual property affected the independent seed companies. Why did consolidation accelerate in the 1990’s? What does consolidation mean for farmers? Are there any silver linings? Tune in and hear how the beer industry gives us a positive example for the future.
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