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Past President Margaret Shields receives recognition

Jun 26

TSTA Weekly Update - 06/26/2024


Member News
Despite progress, Farm Bill passage growing more unlikely in 2024
USDA Proposes New Rule to Clarify Unfair Practices In The Livestock, Meat, And Poultry Industries
Beyond CRISPR: seekRNA delivers a new pathway for accurate gene editing - Programmable tool can precisely target and relocate genetic sequences
University of Sydney
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USDA Reports Farms' Share of US Food Dollar Dipped Below 15 Cents in 2022

Feb 01

TSTA Weekly Update - 02/01/2024


2024 Annual Membership & Policy Meeting
Pioneer to Hold Webinar "Biologicals 101"
USDA Reports Farms' Share of US Food Dollar Dipped Below 15 Cents in 2022
CRISPR takes on a witchy weed
AG ECONOMISTS FORECAST DOWNTURN IN FARM JOURNAL'S LATEST POLLING
New Regulations Rooted In Evidence: Looking Back On How EPA And USDA Updated Engineered Plant Regulations And Labeling In 2023
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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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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


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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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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


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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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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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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
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AGRICAPTURE RECEIVES FIRST CARBON CREDITS IN TEXAS HISTORY FOR GRASSLANDS CONSERVATION
 
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Trademarking LettuceTrademarking Lettuce?
May 18

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/18/2023


Inside this Issue:

Biden Administration's recent seed competition report 
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15
TSTA Legislative Update
A brand new screening method to boost plant breeding
PROMINENT ECONOMIST WARNS AG MAY BE HEADED FOR A REPEAT OF THE 1980S
Sorghum seed production companies and commodity group at the forefront of new opportunities in the global sorghum industry
Factoids
A US company is trying to trademark the shape of its lettuce – but this is just the tip of the iceberg
U OF ILLINOIS STUDY SHOWS POOR SOILS LOSE CARBON REGARDLESS OF CROP RESIDUE AND NITROGEN INPUTS
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Newly discovered gene overcomes limitations of earlier dwarf wheatNewly discovered gene overcomes limitations of earlier dwarf wheat
May 04

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/04/2023


Inside this Issue:

A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15
Johnston Seed Company Celebrates 130 Years in Business!
TSTA Legislative Update
Second revolution ahead for Green Revolution grains - Newly discovered gene overcomes limitations of earlier dwarf wheat
NAWG PRESIDENT TESTIFIES DURING "PRODUCER PERSPECTIVE ON THE FARM SAFETY NET" HEARING
Have You Tried Chat GPT?
MILLENNIUM RESEARCH: FARMERS HAVE A PHD IN BS DETECTION
CAUSE OF FIRE IN MASSIVE TEXAS DAIRY RELEASED, 18,000 COWS PERISHED
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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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Breakthrough in plant breeding - Grafting and mobile CRISPR for genome editing in plantsBreakthrough in plant breeding - Grafting and mobile CRISPR for genome editing in plants
Jan 05

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/05/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Breakthrough in plant breeding - Grafting and mobile CRISPR for genome editing in plants
Imaging tool rapidly assesses seed quality
EPA AND ARMY FINALIZE RULE ESTABLISHING DEFINITION OF WOTUS
WORLD'S FIRST AGRI-FOCUSED SATELLITE LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL
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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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Historic Low Food Dollar Farm Share in 20212021 Food Dollar Farm Share at Historic Low
Dec 01

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/01/2022


In this Issue:

Growout Update
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
ASTA’s largest event of the year, the CSS & Seed Expo 2022
Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7 in Bryan
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Netherlands to buy out and close 3,000 farms to meet climate goals
A way forward for strengthening food systems resilience and autonomy in times of crisis
Genetic ‘hitchhikers’ can be directed using CRISPR
USDA REPORTS FARMERS' SHARE OF FOOD DOLLAR REACHED HISTORIC LOW IN 2021
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CRISPR BreakthroughCRISPR Breakthrough
Nov 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/10/2022


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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


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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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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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USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021
Sep 15

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/15/2022


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Corteva Inc announced on Tuesday plans to exit about 35 countries and lay off roughly 5% of its global workforce
DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER RESEARCHER DISCOVERS BREAKTHROUGH IN DROUGHT TOLERANCE
USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021
Overcoming a Major Technical Hurdle for Gene Editing in Growing Produce
Purple Tomato Is First Genetically Engineered Plant To Be Deregulated Through USDA’S New Regulatory Status Review Process
HOUSE AG COMMITTEE LEADER THOMPSON REACTS TO USDA'S UNILATERAL CLIMATE INVESTMENT
HERE ARE THE AG ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING USDA CLIMATE SMART GRANTS
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Genome editing is used in 63 different cropsGenome editing is used in 63 different crops
Jun 02

TSTA Weekly Update 06/02/2022


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Genome editing is used in 63 different crops
NITROGEN FERTILIZER PRICES FELL 30% LAST WEEK, STILL MORE THAN DOUBLE LAST YEAR
NAT'L ASSN OF WHEAT GROWERS REITERATES CALL TO CONSULT USDA ON SCOTUS GLYPHOSATE CASE REVIEW
REPUBLICAN HOUSE AG COMMITTEE CHAIR REACTS TO USDA'S TONE DEAF "FRAMEWORK" ON AMERICA'S FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN
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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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Comparing grazed and non-grazed portions of a cover crop field in Alexander, KS. This study focused on semi-arid environments like the Great Plains in the United States. Credit: Augustine Obour.Comparing grazed and non-grazed portions of a cover crop field in Alexander, KS. This study focused on semi-arid environments like the Great Plains in the United States. Credit: Augustine Obour.

Mar 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/03/2022


Inside this Issue:

DLF ACQUIRES OREGRO SEEDS

USDA looking into business practices of retailers, seed companies

Benefits of cover crops extend to dry areas - A new study shows cover crops can improve ecosystem services in water-limited environments

PROMINENT AG ECONOMIST: RUSSIA'S INVASION IS LARGEST DISRUPTER OF GRAIN PRICES, SUPPLY IN OUR LIFETIME

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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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