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New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute to host annual New Mexico Chile Conference

Jan 25

TSTA Weekly Update - 01/25/2024


2024 Annual Membership & Policy Meeting
Does anyone have a copy of "The Map?"
2024 Texas Elections
US OECD Seed
Schemes Program
German Farmers Finding a Sorghum/Corn Combination Planting Beneficial for Dairy Feed
Farmers' Protest Against Increasing Government Regulations Spreading Throughout Europe
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Discovery raises hopes of more temperature tolerant wheat
Jan 04

TSTA Weekly Update - 01/04/2024


Growout Update
The Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Membership Policy Meeting Scheduled for February 11-13, 2024. Registration and Hotel Reservations are Live
Nat'l Ag Law Center Lists Top 10 2023 Issues In Ag And Environmental Law
Genetically Engineered Crops Dominate U.S. Soybean, Cotton and Corn Acres
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Insignum AgTech develops plant genetic traits that enable plants to ‘talk’ and signal to farmers when specific plant stresses beginInsignum AgTech develops plant genetic traits that enable plants to ‘talk’ and signal to farmers when specific plant stresses begin
Dec 14

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/14/2023


Inside this Issue:

Growout Update Growouts were planted last week in Costa Rica and are being planted this week in Puerto Rico
Call for your input on discussion topics at the Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting in February 2024.
BASF (BASFn.DE) plans to turn its agriculture, battery materials and coatings businesses into autonomous units to try to boost earnings
European Union - Broad support for plant breeding innovation at Council and European Parliament
USDA/APHIS determines that Insignum AgTech's corn plants can be sold and grown without restriction
New research offers insights into the biochemistry that makes grasses flower
The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is excited to announce the winners of the 2023 National Corn Yield Contest
FIRST CRISPR GENE-EDITED DRUG APPROVED BY FDA
World Agricultural Output and Productivity Growth Have Slowed
USDA ISSUES 30 YEAR FOOD PRODUCTION FORECASTS
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Seed and Crop Prices Index by Genetically modified statusSeed and Crop Prices Index by Genetically modified status
Nov 16

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/16/2023


Inside this Issue:

There will be no Weekly Update next week, on Thanksgiving Day
Membership renewals for 2023-2024 have been mailed
Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
USDA PROPOSES CHANGES IN APPROVAL PROCESS OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CROPS
USDA: PRICES FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS HAVE RISEN MUCH FASTER THAN NON-GM SEEDS
USDA: FARM SHARE OF U.S. FOOD DOLLAR DIPPED BELOW 15 CENTS IN 2022
HOW EL NINO IS IMPACTING SOUTH AMERICA'S CROPS
WORLD POPULATION PASSES 8 BILLION MARK, MEDIAN AGE IS 32
CATTLEMEN OBJECT TO BIDEN ADMINISTRATION’S PLAN TO INTRODUCE GRIZZLY BEARS
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Sorghum seed sales profit and empower rural women in Tanzania - In a remote rural area of Tanzania, a group of women farmers has defied the odds and found prosperity through the cultivation of certified sorghum seeds
Nov 02

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/02/2023


Inside this Issue:

Growout Season is Close!
Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
Sorghum seed sales profit and empower rural women in Tanzania - In a remote rural area of Tanzania, a group of women farmers has defied the odds and found prosperity through the cultivation of certified sorghum seeds
Major Policy Changes on November 7th Ballot
Welfare payments created a nearly permanent "underclass," where generation after generation lives in poverty.
Wheat Plants and Their Microbiota Respond to Climate Stress in Different Ways, Study Shows
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STUDY REPORTS FARMWORKERS MAKE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN ALL WORKERSSTUDY REPORTS FARMWORKERS MAKE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN ALL WORKERS
Oct 12

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/12/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership Renewals have been mailed
Growout Season is Close!
Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
The Western Seed Association annual meeting is now accepting registrations
HOUSE NOMINATES SCALISE FOR SPEAKER, THE FARM BILL NEEDS AN EXTENSION
How a heat-tolerant wheat crop offers hope for water-stressed countries
Test project in Morocco described as 'truly revolutionary'
STUDY REPORTS FARMWORKERS MAKE SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN ALL WORKERS
Factoids:
Mississippi River water levels are plummeting to an all-time low
The Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report
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Kansas State University lands $1M to boost grain sorghum research Kansas State University lands $1M to boost grain sorghum research 
Sep 14

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/14/2023


Inside this Issue:

A new wheat variety available for licensing
Protecting the Future of Texas Agriculture
What is the true origin of wheat?
Kansas State University lands $1M to boost grain sorghum research - Project will form network that aims to deliver sorghum seed trait technology for farmers
Factoids:
Dutch Farmers Gaining Political Power
Ag News from France
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Einkorn wheat, on the right, compared to a modern variety.Einkorn wheat, on the right, compared to a modern variety.
Aug 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/03/2023


Inside this Issue:

2023 ASTA Management Academy August 15-17, 2023 in West Lafayette, IN
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
BASF has received key import approvals for its newest cotton innovations
Craig Nelson, has been named Genetics Lab Director at Indiana Crop Improvement Association
THE PASSING OF DR. DANNY KLINEFELTER
University of Maryland researchers sequence genome of einkorn wheat, the world’s first farmed crop - Ancient wheat could safeguard global food supply by boosting drought, disease resistance of modern strains
Gene editing improves grain quality and reduces heat stress in rice
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WORLD'S FOOD PRODUCTION HAS INCREASED 4X OVER 1960, HERE'S WHY  Source: Genetic Literary Project

WORLD'S FOOD PRODUCTION HAS INCREASED 4X OVER 1960, HERE'S WHY
Source: Genetic Literary Project
Jul 20

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/20/2023


Inside this Issue:

Amarillo Sod Poodles rain-out last month has been rescheduled
Free Download of Guidelines for the establishment and management of seed testing laboratories.
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023 at our NEW venue, the Hyatt Regency Orlando, for the Field Crop Seed Convention
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors was convened July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort
WORLD'S FOOD PRODUCTION HAS INCREASED 4X OVER 1960, HERE'S WHY
Source: Genetic Literary Project
ANTI-MONOPOLY GROUPS ISSUE REPORT CARD ON U.S. FOOD SYSTEM
Source: Open Markets Institute and Farm Action news release
USDA, ATTORNEY GENERALS LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP TO REDUCE ANTICOMPETITIVE BARRIERS IN AG SUPPLY CHAINS
Jul. 20, 2023
Source: USDA news release
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Why climate scientists are sweet on sorghumWhy climate scientists are sweet on sorghum
Jun 29

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/29/2023


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Governor Abbott Announces Second Special Session Agenda
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
“The crop of the future”: Why climate scientists are sweet on sorghum
Leak indicates Commission is about to move forward on excluding genetically edited plants from GMO rules
WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY REPORTS BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE HERBICIDE-RESISTANT WEED MANAGEMENT
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Texas A&M AgriLife’s public breeding program releases new wheat, triticale varietiesTexas A&M AgriLife’s public breeding program releases new wheat, triticale varieties

 

Jun 15

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/15/2023


Inside this Issue:

Increase in seed production from Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed to potentially reach farmers in 2024
In Memory of Edward Runge
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
Texas Tech Named Host for Third Global Sorghum Conference
EL NINO ARRIVES, WHAT IT MEANS TO U.S. AGRICULTURE
USDA: FARM SECTOR REAL ESTATE DEBT HITS RECORD HIGH
Warning on seed production in Europe
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Amarillo Golf Tournament and Sod Poodles GameDrew Morano, the Amarillo Golf Tournament and Sod Poodles Game
Jun 08

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/08/2023


Inside this Issue:

In Memory of John Travis (Jacko) Garrett, Jr.
January 26, 1943 – May 30, 2023
Amarillo Golf Tournament and Sod Poodles Game
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe 
TSTA Legislative Update
EPA decision to tighten oversight of gene-edited crops draws mixed response
U.S. agency will require evidence that introduced traits don't increase health risks before exempting modified plants from regulation
GOV'T OF MEXICO TO DEFEND ITS POSITION ON BIOTECH CROPS
AG SEC'Y VILSACK ISSUES STATEMENT ON DISPUTE WITH MEXICO AND BIOTECH CROPS
HERE ARE THE ISSUES THAT ARE SLOWING DOWN THE FARM BILL
Factoids
AGRICAPTURE RECEIVES FIRST CARBON CREDITS IN TEXAS HISTORY FOR GRASSLANDS CONSERVATION
 
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AG ECONOMISTS REVISE CORN AND SOYBEAN BUDGETSAG ECONOMISTS REVISE CORN AND SOYBEAN BUDGETS
Jun 01

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/01/2023


Inside this Issue:

US EPA Has Regulatory Power Reduced by the US Supreme Court
Drought, quality drive TAMU peanut breeding
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15
TSTA Legislative Update
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turns back the clock on innovation
AG ECONOMISTS REVISE CORN AND SOYBEAN BUDGETS, BOTH SHOW LOSSES IN 2023
The grim reality of herbicide resistance
Factoids
AG, INDUSTRIAL TRADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA IS BOOMING
 
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USDA FORECASTS FARM INCOME TO FALL 18%USDA FORECASTS FARM INCOME TO FALL 18%
May 11

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/11/2023


Inside this Issue:

A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15
TSTA Legislative Update
Farming and producing more sustainably is not a scientific problem – it’s a regulatory problem
IN BLOW TO PORK INDUSTRY, SUPREME COURT SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA'S PROPOSITION 12
FOLLOWING RECORD HIGHS IN 2021 AND 2022, USDA FORECASTS FARM INCOME TO FALL 18%
Authorities must keep up the fight against counterfeit seeds
MARKET ANALYST WARNS CHINA IS BUYING AG PRODUCTS FROM OTHERS, NOT THE U.S.
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USDA Dollar Sales by Food TypeUSDA Reports Dollar Sales by Food Type
Apr 27

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/27/2023


Inside this Issue:

Upcoming TSTA Board Meeting scheduled
TSTA Legislative Update
METEOROLOGIST EXPLAINS HOW EL NIñO WILL IMPACT CROP YIELDS THIS SUMMER
THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE MIDWEST
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Gene-edited Ethiopian ‘teff’ grain with 25% higher yield will not be regulated, USDA determinesGene-edited Ethiopian ‘teff’ grain with 25% higher yield will not be regulated, USDA determines
Apr 13

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/13/2023


Inside this Issue:

Legislative Update
USDA/AMS clarifies varietal labeling requirements of the Federal Seed Act to enhance transparency for growers
Gene-edited Ethiopian ‘teff’ grain with 25% higher yield will not be regulated, USDA determines
Biden Vetoes Congress' WOTUS Rule
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Rice gene identified that boosts number of flowers when inactivatedRice gene identified that boosts number of flowers when inactivated
Mar 30

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/30/2023


Inside this Issue:

Rice gene identified that boosts number of flowers when inactivated
HERE'S A RUNDOWN ON THE WATERS IMPACTED BY THE EXPANDED WOTUS REGULATIONS
IOWA STATE OFFERS FREE WEEK OF SEMINARS ON SEED TECHNOLOGY
USDA REPORTS ON STATES PRODUCING PEANUTS, PLAY BALL!
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Agricultural Output Growth Outpaces Animal ProductsUSDA: CROPS PRODUCTION GROWS FASTER THAN LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS PRODUCTION FROM 1948 TO 2019
Mar 09

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/09/2023


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USDA ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO CREATE "A FAIRER MARKET" FOR SEEDS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
NEW STUDY SHOWS RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD HAS SLASHED GHG EMISSIONS BY 1.2 BILLION METRIC TONS SINCE 2008
Blocking gene that inhibits root growth may enhance drought resistance in crops
An internal thermometer tells the seeds when to germinate
USDA: CROPS PRODUCTION GROWS FASTER THAN LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS PRODUCTION FROM 1948 TO 2019
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USDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUEUSDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUE
Mar 02

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/02/2023


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“ALL OPTIONS” CONSIDERED BY U.S. OVER MEXICO’S CORN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
FOUR MAIN THEMES FROM NAT'L ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
USDA ISSUES ITS PLANTED ACREAGE AND PRICE FORECAST
LARGEST FARMS GREW EVEN LARGER IN 2022
USDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUE
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Annual Meeting Cornhole Champs - MenTSTA Annual Meeting, Cornhole Champions - Men

 

 

 

 

Annual Meeting Cornhole Champs - WomenTSTA Annual Meeting Cornhold Champions - Women

Feb 17

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/17/2023


Inside this Issue:

2023 Annual Membership Meeting notes
NAT'L COTTON COUNCIL ISSUES INDUSTRY OUTLOOK, FORECASTS 17% LESS PLANTED ACRES IN 2023
MEXICO IMPLEMENTS ITS BAN ON SOME BIOTECH CORN TODAY, NCGA SAYS IT THREATENS USMCA
HOUSE AG CHAIR SAYS MOST OF THE 2023 FARM BILL HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN
USDA TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL $19.5 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR CONSERVATION PROJECTS
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Hoverfly and Earwig eat sorghum pollenHoverfly and earwig eat sorghum pollen
Feb 02

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/02/2023


Inside this Issue:

Are Solar Power Facilities Making News in Your County?
Sorghum: the unlikely food source for pollinators
USA - Supply of native seeds insufficient to meet the needs of current and future ecological restoration projects, says new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Strengthening sorghum against a worldwide fungal threat - ARS and Purdue University scientists identified a gene that could help sorghum withstand the fungus that causes anthracnose disease.
RACE AND ETHNICITY OF RURAL LABOR FORCE VARY BY INDUSTRY
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Farm Futures Growers SurveyFarm Futures Growers Survey - Planted Acreage of Major Crops to Increase
Jan 26

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/26/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Our Costa Rican Growouts earlier this month
Adapting growing seasons to climate change can boost yields of world’s staple crops - New research estimates impact of farmer adaptation to climate change on maize, wheat, rice, sorghum and soybean
CRISPR gene editing is in clinical trials to treat sickle cell disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS and some rare inherited diseases.
Clemson University receives FFAR grant to promote sorghum health benefits
FARM FUTURES' GROWER SURVEY: PLANTED ACREAGE OF MAJOR CROPS TO INCREASE
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Median Commercial Farm Household IncomeMedian Commercial Farm Household Income Increases

Jan 19

TSTA Weekly Update for 01/19/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Germany's BASF SE expects to post a net loss for 2022
Seed Prices Have Soared-Is intellectual Property the Problem?
SEED COMPANIES URGE USDA TO MAKE BIOTECH REGULATIONS MORE EFFICIENT
USDA REPORT SHOWS TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME HAS RISEN FOR COMMERCIAL FARMS
USDA REPORTS AG IMPORTS BY PRODUCT, HORTICULTURE IS BY FAR THE LEADER
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Distribution of Farms, Land Operated and Value of Production by Farm Type in 2021Distribution of Farms, Land Operated, and Value of Production by Farm Types in 2021
Dec 22

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/22/2022


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Peas Making Inroads in South Texas
100 years of data shows modern wheat varieties are a productivity and biodiversity win-win
USDA RELEASES REPORT SHOWING PRODUCTION, NET MARGIN, USE OF CROP INSURANCE BY FARM TYPES
USDA RELEASES REPORT SHOWING PRODUCTION, NET MARGIN, USE OF CROP INSURANCE BY FARM TYPES
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CRISPR BreakthroughCRISPR Breakthrough
Nov 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/10/2022


Inside this Issue:

TSTA Annual Conference: Registration will be live tomorrow morning and a special edition will be sent out with the link.
CSS & Seed Expo 2022
Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7 in Bryan
Changing markets, pesticide, fertilizer, weather outlook to be discussed
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Seed Buying for ’23 Starts Off Early with Renewed Focus
Breakthrough in CRISPR research may lead to more effective and safer gene editing
U.S. TRADE REP FINALLY DISCUSSES BIOTECH CROP IMPORTS WITH MEXICAN COUNTERPART
AGRONOMY, CROP SCIENCE & SOIL SOCIETIES LAUNCH ONLINE TOOL EVALUATING CARBON PRACTICES AND MARKETS
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Texas Seed Trade Association Hosts Timpson ISD FFA TeamTexas Seed Trade Association Hosts Timpson ISD FFA Team
Oct 20

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/20/2022


Inside this Issue:

It's Growout time again - Attention Sorghum, Sunflower, and Millet Seed Producers
Reserve the dates!  The annual Texas Seed Trade Association conference
Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7 in Bryan - Changing markets, pesticide, fertilizer, weather outlook to be discussed
Texas Seed Trade Association Hosts Timpson ISD FFA Team
Europe’s first gene-edited wheat trials see breakthrough
EPA punts glyphosate decision
LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO GO PLANT-BASED IN ENDORSING PLANT BASED TREATY
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NAT'L CORN GROWERS ASSN CALLS ON FARMERS TO CONTACT EPA REGARDING ATRAZINE
Sep 29

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/29/2022


Inside this Issue:

NAT'L CORN GROWERS ASSN CALLS ON FARMERS TO CONTACT EPA REGARDING ATRAZINE
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Time Ticking on EPA Decision on Treated Seed
EPA WITHDRAWS ITS GLYPHOSATE INTERIM DECISION, DETERMINES NO HUMAN HEALTH RISKS OF CONCERN
Danforth Plant Science Center collaborates with the National Sorghum Producers on a $65 million USDA partnerships for climate-smart commodities project
USDA "EQUITY COMMISSION" TARGETS ITS FARM SERVICE AGENCY COUNTY COMMITTEE SYSTEM
World Farmers’ Organisation allies with International Seed Federation on climate action
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON AG REPUBLICANS: WHITE HOUSE' HUNGER CONFERENCE IS A POLITICAL STUNT
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Genome editing successfully used to induce chicory plants to accumulate important medical compoundGenome editing successfully used to induce chicory plants to accumulate important medical compound
Sep 22

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/22/2022


Inside this Issue:

Seed trade crucial to curb global food insecurity
Genome editing successfully used to induce chicory plants to accumulate important medical compound
Texas A&M AgriLife to lead historic investment in Texas’ efforts to become ‘climate-smart’ - Texas A&M AgriLife Research receives largest competitive grant in its history
DEPT OF ENERGY PROVIDES U OF ILLINOIS RESEARCHERS $1.85M GRANT TO STUDY SORGHUM PHOTOSYNTHESIS 
ENVIRONMENTALISTS, ACTIVISTS BLAST USDA'S CLIMATE SMART PROGRAMS
Government Roundups 
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Farmers Report Carbon PaymentsFARMERS REPORT CARBON PAYMENTS THEY ARE RECEIVING
Sep 08

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/08/2022


Inside this Issue:

GO Seed, the Leader in Turf, Forage, and Cover Crop Seeds, Hires Dr. Trent Tate as Plant Breeder
Environmental activist irony: Anti-chemical campaigners end up promoting higher food prices with few farming or health benefits
FARMERS REPORT CARBON PAYMENTS THEY ARE RECEIVING IN PURDUE/CME AG ECONOMY BAROMETER
After deliberating less than an hour, Missouri county jury concludes glyphosate weedkiller did not cause plaintiff’s cancer, delivering Bayer/Monsanto 5th court victory in a row

 

Chemists make N₂ into NH₃ in most efficient electrochemical reaction ever
Electrochemical reaction with Li has higher yield and uses less energy than conventional methods
 
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Soybean Photosynthesis ImprovementSoybean Photosynthesis Improvement
Aug 25

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/25/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas A&M AgriLife offers wheat ‘Picks’ as planting time arrives - Tough 2022 resulting in short wheat seed supplies
RiceTec hosted nearly 220 growers, vendors, and staff for its Arkansas Field Day event on August 11 where the company introduced new Global CEO, Karsten Neuffer,
ASTA’s largest event of the year
Canada is urging farmers to reduce fertilizer emissions to curb greenhouse gases, triggering a backlash.
INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF RESEARCHERS IMPROVE SOYBEAN'S PHOTOSYNTHESIS PROCESS, INCREASES YIELDS BY 20%
Multi-scale research uncovers microbes that affect sorghum drought response
USDA ANNOUNCES $300 MILLION IN NEW ORGANIC TRANSITION INITIATIVE
SURVEY OF CONSUMERS GRADE U.S. FOOD SYSTEM, HIGHEST TRUST IS WITH FARMERS
They Say Misery Loves Company
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China Largest Funder of Ag R&DChina is World's Largest Funder of Agriculture R&D
Jul 21

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/21/2022


Inside this Issue:

U.S. Environment Protection Agency publishes consent decree regarding treated seed
Informative Background on the EPA Consent Decree on Treated Seed
SORGHUM ANNOUNCED AS NEWEST ADDITION TO USDA FOOD BUYING GUIDE
A history of rye: How early farmers made plants genetically less flexible
Seed Law: the Government (Argentina) analyzes that producers pay a canon for soybean and wheat sowing
USDA: CHINA IS LARGEST GLOBAL FUNDER OF AGRICULTURAL R&D
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Photosynthesis in the DarkArtificial Photosynthesis Produces Food without Sunshine
Jul 07

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/07/2022


In this Issue:

What to do when science conflicts with political agendas - an Editorial
US EPA determines neonicotinoids likely to harm most endangered species
NEW PIG VACCINE BEING DEVELOPED TO BE FED VIA CORN
Artificial Photosynthesis Produces Food without Sunshine
The Truth About Organic Farming
Field trial for GM sorghum in Australia now approved
MORE ON THE FIVE CHANGES EPA IS PROPOSING ON THE USE OF ATRAZINE
TRIAZINE NETWORK: EPA RESURRECTS RADICAL ATRAZINE PROPOSAL, THREATENS KEY SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS
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STUDY REPORTS HOW CONSUMERS WOULD INVEST USDA'S BUDGET, MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE REALITYSTUDY REPORTS HOW CONSUMERS WOULD INVEST USDA'S BUDGET, MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE REALITY
Jun 30

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/30/2022


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected another Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer 
GRO ALLIANCE'S JIM SCHWEIGERT ELECTED CHAIR OF AMERICAN SEED TRADE ASSN, OTHER OFFICERS NAMED
FDA APPROVES BIOTECH WHEAT WHICH IS DROUGHT RESISTANT, GOES TO USDA AND EPA
STUDY REPORTS HOW CONSUMERS WOULD INVEST USDA'S BUDGET, MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE REALITY
Raquel Chan: Discovering the gene behind GM wheat
Rare ‘triple’ La Niña climate event looks likely — what does the future hold?
FARM BUREAU: EPA MAKING A MOCKERY OUT OF WOTUS ROUNDTABLES
Supreme Court deals Biden climate agenda serious blow with EPA decision
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Discovery paves the way for more sustainable crop cultivation methodsDiscovery paves the way for more sustainable crop cultivation methods
Jun 09

TSTA Weekly Update 06/09/2022


Inside this Issue:

Corteva, Inc. released its 2021 Sustainability and ESG Report
Discovery paves the way for more sustainable crop cultivation methods
World’s first GM lager: Could beer made from genetically modified wheat usher in a new era of GMO crop acceptance?
USDA: PUBLIC AGRICULTURAL R&D SPENDING HAS DECLINED IN RECENT YEARS
REPUBLICAN LEADERS CALL ON WHITE HOUSE TO WITHDRAW BRIEF IN ROUNDUP CASE
A California Appeals Court has ruled that bumblebees are, in fact, fish
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USDA - Adoption of Fall Cover CropsUSDA Adoption of Fall Cover Crops

May 26

TSTA Weekly Update - 05/26/2022


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Sorghum industry has huge potential space to make progress within China-Pakistan cooperation
Researchers have developed a super wheat for salty soils
Climate change on course to hit U.S. Corn Belt especially hard, study finds - Significant agricultural adaptation will be necessary and inevitable in the Central and Eastern United States
AG GROUPS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF SOLICITOR GENERAL'S SUPREME COURT BRIEF ON GLYPHOSATE
USDA ISSUES REPORT ON THE ADOPTION OF COVER CROPS
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USDA/NASS forecasts winter wheat production down in 2022USDA/NASS forecasts winter wheat production down in 2022

May 12

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/12/2022


Inside this Issue:

Recertification of Texas Wheat Seed
Nominees for Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Life Sciences and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Public Comments due 05/16/2022 for President Biden's Executive Order to Investigate Competition and the Intellectual Property System: Seeds and other Agricultural Inputs
Food Conversations Started as a Result of the Ukraine - Russia Conflict
USDA/NASS forecasts winter wheat production down in 2022
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Watermelon seedless variety “Essence” adapted to semi dryland farmingWatermelon seedless variety “Essence” adapted to semi dryland farming

Apr 21

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/21/2022


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HOW ANTIQUATED REAL ESTATE LAWS ARE STOPPING FARMERS FROM FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE
Frontier Hybrids the Subject of an AgVenture Spotlight
New watermelon seeds adapted to semi dryland farming
Estimating Plant-Available Nitrogen Release From Cover Crops
UNION PACIFIC CURTAILS CF INDUSTRIES' FERTILIZER SHIPMENTS, WILL NOT ACCEPT NEW ORDERS
PLANTING UPDATE FROM UKRAINE FARMER IN THE WAR ZONE
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AFIA REPORT EXAMINES IMPACT OF INCREASED USE OF NON-GM FEED ON U.S. ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRYAFIA REPORT EXAMINES IMPACT OF INCREASED USE OF NON-GM FEED ON U.S. ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRY

Apr 07

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/07/2022


Inside this Issue:

The Three Things All Employees Want

The World’s First Genetically Engineered Wheat Is Here

AFIA REPORT EXAMINES IMPACT OF INCREASED USE OF NON-GM FEED ON U.S. ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRY

Whole-genome resequencing of Sorghum bicolor and S. bicolor × S. halepense lines provides new insights for improving plant agroecological characteristics

87% OF AG RETAILERS REPORT PRODUCT SHORTAGES IN FARM JOURNAL POLL

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Tweaking one plant gene can increase desirable traits, but changing the same gene in another type of plant may not yield the same result. A tobacco plant with a mutation engineered in the clv3 gene makes larger and more numerous stems, branches, and flower tissues. CSHL researchers discovered the same mutation in evolutionarily-related plants produces different effects. Image: Choon-Tak Kwon/Lippman labTweaking one plant gene can increase desirable traits, but changing the same gene in another type of plant may not yield the same result. A tobacco plant with a mutation engineered in the clv3 gene makes larger and more numerous stems, branches, and flower tissues. CSHL researchers discovered the same mutation in evolutionarily-related plants produces different effects. Image: Choon-Tak Kwon/Lippman lab

Mar 31

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/31/2022


Inside this Issue:

Australian OGTR - Invitation to comment on a field trial of genetically modified sorghum

For plant geneticists, some genes are double the trouble

RESEARCH AT KANSAS STATE DISCOVERS DESTRESSING BENEFIT FROM FEEDING CATTLE INDUSTRIAL HEMP

Anti-GMO themes losing traction worldwide, suggests new scientific paper

RABORESEARCH RELEASES ANNUAL PRICE OUTLOOK REPORT FOR U.S. CROPS

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WHEAT MARKET SETTLES IN MORE NARROW RANGEWHEAT MARKET SETTLES IN MORE NARROW RANGE

Mar 17

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/17/2022


Inside this Issue:

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall

Nuseed and Richardson Seeds International breeding teams advance Nuseed sorghum through marker assisted selection

U.S. agriculture department opens inquiry into fertilizer, seed prices

WHEAT MARKET SETTLES IN MORE NARROW RANGE

USDA ISSUES REPORT SHOWING A DECADE OF CONSERVATION TRENDS

The Four R’s of Media Relations for Small-Shop Ag Communicators

 

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A team of KAUST plant scientists introduced a single gene of the carotenoid pathway into tomatoes, leading to an increase in crop yield, nutritional value and stress tolerance (wild type tomatoes on the top, tomatoes expressing LCYB on the bottom). - Credit: © 2022 Juan C. Moreno.A team of KAUST plant scientists introduced a single gene of the carotenoid pathway into tomatoes, leading to an increase in crop yield, nutritional value and stress tolerance (wild type tomatoes on the top, tomatoes expressing LCYB on the bottom). - Credit: © 2022 Juan C. Moreno.

Mar 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/10/2022


Inside this Issue:

Registration Opens for ASTA's Leadership Summit

Corteva Agriscience today announced the opening of a new seed research station in Navasota, Texas.

Advanta and Alta Seeds

Kansas State University researchers uncover new clues for improving wheat - Study capitalizes on gene copies inherited from wild ancestors thousands of years ago

Tweaking carotenoids proves fruitful

Grass seed company owner charged in scheme to defraud the J.R. Simplot Company

GLOBAL FOOD PRICES HIT RECORD, RUSSIAN INVASION INTENSIFIES SUPPLY RISKS

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Sorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heatSorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heat

Feb 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/10/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting

The upcoming primary elections
 
Sorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heat
 
Safeguarding seed health protects Texas agriculture - Texas A&M AgriLife diagnostics, research, outreach reduce risk
 
Hemp hampered no more with research showing potential as cash crop
 
U.S, Ag Exports Set Records in 2021
 
Outside Agriculture the Story Is Not As Good
 
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Horseshoe Bay Resort GolfHorseshoe Bay Resort Golf at the TSTA Annual Membership Meeting

Feb 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/03/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting

The upcoming primary elections

UC Davis team identifies wheat gene that increases yield - The findings could help growers produce more wheat without expanding operations

GM versions of fall armyworm can effectively control the insect pest, study confirms

 

Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Are the Latest Genetic Engineering Breakthrough

USDA, DOJ LAUNCH TOOL ALLOWING FARMERS, RANCHERS TO REPORT ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES

National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) reports:

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Under the hood: How environment and genomes interact in plant developmentUnder the hood: How environment and genomes interact in plant development

Jan 27

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/27/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting

Supreme Court Will Hear Waters of the U.S. Case

Under the hood: How environment and genomes interact in plant development

China to allow gene-edited crops in push for food security

TFI, ARA, CROPLIFE AMERICA CEOS COMMENT ON INPUT SHORTAGES

As a follow-up to our report on the Biden administration implementing procedures for reducing meat prices they feel are the result of too little competition at the wholesale distribution level...

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Studying the genome of thale cress, a small flowering weed, led to a new understanding about DNA mutations. (Pádraic Flood)Studying the genome of thale cress, a small flowering weed, led to a new understanding about DNA mutations. (Pádraic Flood)

Jan 13

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/13/2022


Inside This Issue:

  • Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting
  • Southern Seed Association Annual Meeting
  • Study Challenges Evolutionary Theory That DNA Mutations Are Random - Findings Could Lead to Advances in Plant Breeding, Human Genetics
  • Purdue Scientists are One Gene Closer to a Sorghum Superman
  • KC Fed Reports Ag Loan Volume Dropped 13% Last Year - Lowest Leven since 2012
  • SORGHUM EXPORTS CLOSE 2021 WITH MARKETING-YEAR HIGH COMMITMENTS AND SHIPMENT
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