As spring planting season arrives, ASA reminds growers to take special care to prevent treated seeds from entering the supply of U.S. grains and oilseeds.

Treated seeds in commodity shipments are a multi-commodity problem that warrants the attention of the entire supply chain.

Maintaining a stellar reputation for appropriately managing all pesticides is one key element of providing for customer satisfaction official acceptance of exports.

With food safety scares at the forefront of public and official concern, U.S. exports are subject to increased scrutiny in many markets.
 

Treated seeds have gained the attention of import control officials and are a sure way of increasing costs and reducing the competitiveness of grains and oilseeds in the export market.

Few concerns can be as damaging to supplier reputation for quality and safety of agricultural products as one over the presence of seed treatment compounds in commodities intended for use in food and feed.

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