I heard an interesting discussion the other day at the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo, N.D., about how new seed traits aren’t getting approved as fast as they used to.
It used to take 1-2 years to get new an okay to sell new seed traits. Now it takes 3-4 years to win approval, according to Keith Peltier, of ProSeed, and Carl Peterson, of Peterson Farms Seed. Both men are owners and general managers of regional seed companies based on North Dakota.
Peltier and Peterson blamed the delay partly…