It all starts with the seed, which is fundamental to growth but it’s also an area that’s very misunderstood. Add to this the pace at which agricultural technology providers are evolving seed and it becomes a whirlwind of choices, which requires expert advice to get the maximum yield from every acre.

Published four times a year, American Seed debuted at the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. American Seed is designed to help keep today’s farmers ahead of the knowledge curve that is part of everyday decision-making. With the vast array of seed product systems available, it’s more than just selecting seed; you’re choosing seed treatments, biologicals, polymers and other technologies that enhance your crop protection arsenal for the best possible outcome for your farm.

Having as much unbiased information as possible at your fingertips is critical to your success. Whether you enjoy the service of the local independent company or brand recognition of a national brand, you vote with your wallet every year and that vote should be as educated as possible.

Each issue of American Seed, powered by the same editors of Seed World, will bring you the most timely seed-related information with a key focus on row crops (corn, soybeans and sorghum) and field crops (wheat, rice and canola). The editors will not only delve into the latest product developments coming down the pipeline in the near future, but also developments that might be a decade away. We know today’s integrated technology doesn’t stop there so we’ll also bring you the latest developments in seed equipment and the growing world of mobile devices that allow you to take your farm office to the field.

Shawn Brook, Publisher

Shawn has seen many changes during his more than two decades in the industry. He’s unafraid of change, and that fearlessness allows him to lead Issues Ink into a new world where the Internet is prominent but print media remains a huge player. Shawn knows firsthand that delivering content effectively is just as important as the quality of the content itself. Using his expertise to help agribusinesses make sense of this new reality, Shawn gives clients custom solutions designed around their needs and built by Issues Ink’s staff of creative professionals.

Shawn Brook, Publisher

Shawn Brook, Publisher

Julie Deering, Editor