FIRST Data Use Policy

COPYRIGHT: All FIRST test results are copyrighted by Farmers' Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST), LLC and are made available as per site Harvest Reports or Region Summaries as PDF files on Our sponsors and their employees are allowed to reproduce, extract, or interpret them without written permission, provided the source is referenced and their use is accurate and not misleading. FIRST LLC reserves the right to revoke these permissions from anyone at any time and for any reason.

Parties other than seed company sponsors may use FIRST published results for non-commercial purposes as long as FIRST LLC and FIRST receive credit as the source, and data is not amended or published without attribution. Use of FIRST test results for any commercial purposes is prohibited without express authorization from FIRST and FIRST LLC.

ADVERTISEMENTS: Advertising statements based on FIRST results are permitted so long as claims factually reflect the published results. In addition, we request that all ads include the following statement "No product recommendation by FIRST is implied". We ask that all of our sponsors work with us to identify advertisements that reference FIRST tests results which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. Please contact us to supply a copy of the ad or a reference to where it appears (publication and date). If a seed test manager and FIRST LLC agree with the complaint, it will be detailed in the 'Top of the Year' newsletter, thereby released to the public.

DISTRIBUTION:Reports and Summaries will continue to be made available to the public as PDF files posted to and in print with media publication partners. Sponsors interested in obtaining published data electronically are asked to make their request by contacting the FIRST Information Product Manager.