American Seed Trade Association
Founded in 1883 and located in Alexandria, Va., the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the most established trade organizations in the United States. Its membership consists of more than 700 companies involved in seed production and distribution, plant breeding and related industries. As an authority on plant germplasm, ASTA advocates science and policy important to the industry. ASTA’s mission is to be an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world. ASTA promotes the development of better seed for better crops for a better quality of life.