The California seed industry is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the world. However, the current value of the industry is not known. To gain further insight into the importance of seeds within the California economy, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have set out to determine the economic impact of the state's seed industry.
Between seed producers and retail customers, a seed changes hands many times before it is planted in the ground. Indeed, the seed industry appears to be very beneficial to the state - but precisely how large is its economic impact? Both the California Seed Association (CSA) and the California Seed Advisory Board recognize that this is a very important question to answer. To conduct this study, they have teamed up with the Seed Biotechnology Center and the UC Agricultural Issues Center at UC Davis, who are currently working to survey and analyze the industry.
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