As I’m sure you’ve already noticed, Seed Bank Magazine has not been publishing any new articles on our website or on Google News since the COVID-19 outbreak. One of our traveling reporters was infected with COVID-19 while overseas covering a story on American breeders who had moved out of the country before the USA made cannabis legal in many states.
Since one of our own was infected, we had to shut down everything and quarantine. We had all been in contact with her when she came back and we needed to get tested. We needed our offices professionally cleaned and sanitized as well.
Seed Bank News Will Return Soon
It has been months now and we are slowly getting back into the office to start publishing again. To all those who voted and participated in our Best Seed Bank (Seed Bank of the Year) and Best Seed Bank Professionals ballots, we will start right back where we left off. There is still a lot of preparation for this next year’s awards and much has changed since then. We have learned a lot since last year’s contests. And like last year, we will be contracting out our ballots to a 3rd party for the 2020 Seed Bank Awards, All yearly ballots will be contracted out to a different 3rd party e-voting system every year.
Seed Bank Magazine was the first to officially hold a Seed Bank of the Year Awards., Don’t be fooled by the random pop-up award sites that were created shortly afterwards. We are aware of at least two seed banks that created “seed bank of the year” award contests for themselves after we held ours. Why? To balance the outcome of our official contest and to try and mess up our search rankings. You can usually tell who made the website by whomever they deemed the best seed bank on their website. Unlike the other websites, we are not owned by anyone.
All in all, the Seed Bank and Seed Bank Professional Awards went quite well. There were a few seed banks that cut ties with us either because they didn’t win, or because their staff did not start their campaigns in time and blamed us. One of the larger seed banks even threatened to sue us. We are an official news source (check us out on Google) and we don’t have time to waste fighting with upset infants.
To The Seed Bank Magazine Haters:
All the seed banks and owners that made a fuss about the awards ended up screwing themselves even more. In their hopes and efforts to get us shutdown or put us out of business, all they did was create a buzz that worked in our favor. With all the whining and complaining from the seed banks that felt they should have won and the owners who made an effort to shut us up, our interest level increased over 400% in just 30 days following the contests – Resulting in a few investors taking an interest in our small operation here. With these new opportunities that were presented to us, we might have our print magazine out even sooner than we originally thought.
We thank you for your continued support and we hope to see more of you soon.