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Holy Week
2024

Mar 28

TSTA Weekly Update - 03/28/2024


Member News
Ken Paxton agrees to community service, paying restitution to avoid trial in securities fraud case
US Farmers to Plant 90 Millions Acress of Corn, Down 5%, 86.5 Million Acres of Soybeans
Bird Fle Detected in Texas, Kansas, and New Mexico Dairy Cattle
Did you hear the story about the GMO that nearly destroyed the world?
Bill Proposing Legal Immunity for Pesticide Manufacturers Advances
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Jeb Owen, Texas Dept of Agr agronomist, checking rice for certification standards. Puerto Rico Feb 2024

Feb 29

TSTA Weekly Update - 02/29/2024


Member News
Memorial Scholarship Contribution
Growouts
Texas Wildfire Has Destroyed Ranches, Cattle
WSU Breeders Put Royalties to Work for the Future of Washington Wheat
Factoids
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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
Factoids
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Photo of Puerto Rico Growouts late last week in January 2024

Jan 18

TSTA Weekly Update - 01/18/2024


Growout Update
2024 Annual Membership & Policy Meeting
Does anyone have a copy of "The Map?"
German Farmers Stage National Protest
Factoids
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The 2023 peanut production is 107% higher than last year although the state has experienced extreme drought.The 2023 peanut production is 107% higher than last year although the state has experienced extreme drought.
Nov 30

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/30/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals for 2023-2024 have been mailed
Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023 at our 
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
The first comprehensive book about the most complex plant genome – the Wheat Genome – is now out and available in open access
Loveland Products, Inc., part of the Nutrien family, has acquired a prominent soybean breeding program tailored for the Southern US from BASF
Texas Peanut Production Up This Season
AMERICAN SEED TRADE ASSN APPLAUDS NEW NATIONAL PLANT GERMPLASM SYSTEM PLAN
Dalan Animal Health, Inc. ("Dalan"), the biotech company specializing in insect health, today announced that it has been included in the 2023 Fast Company Next Big Thing in Tech list
USDA REPORTS THE POPULAR EATING TIMES
RNAi Pesticide Moves Towards Approval by the US EPA
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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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Exploring new sorghum cultivars’ potential as forage crop for Upper MidwestExploring new sorghum cultivars’ potential as forage crop for Upper Midwest
Sep 28

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/28/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership Renewals have been mailed
Growout Season is almost here
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
A new wheat variety available for licensing
CORTEVA FILES IP THEFT LAWSUIT AGAINST INARI
Exploring new sorghum cultivars’ potential as forage crop for Upper Midwest
NATIONAL POLL SHOWS AMERICANS WANT THEIR FOOD SUPPLY PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY
Factoids:
The Farm Bill Expires Saturday
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS FOR NEW CROP VARIETIES HAVE INCREASED
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TSTA Weekly Update

Aug 31

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/31/2023


Inside this Issue:

Texas Department of Agriculture standing up to the US EPA.
Texas Department of Agriculture standing up to the US EPA.
Brazil surpasses US in corn and soybean exports
USDA TO MAKE AVAILABLE $266 MILLION TO HELP FARMERS AND RANCHERS LOWER ENERGY COSTS
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USDA FORECASTS WHEAT EXPORTS TO BE AT RECORD LOW LEVELSUSDA FORECASTS WHEAT EXPORTS TO BE AT RECORD LOW LEVELS

Aug 24

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/24/2023


Inside this Issue:

Your association's public comments - VNS ("Variety Not Stated") Seed
Europe Patent Office: Gene-edited plants will be patented under GMO rules
Crop Testing Data Available
USDA FORECASTS WHEAT EXPORTS TO BE AT RECORD LOW LEVELS
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USDA REPORTS MORE THAN HALF OF CROPLAND USES SEED VARIETIES WITH AT LEAST ONE GENETICALLY MODIFIED TRAITUSDA REPORTS MORE THAN HALF OF CROPLAND USES SEED VARIETIES WITH AT LEAST ONE GENETICALLY MODIFIED TRAIT
Aug 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/10/2023


Inside this Issue:

This morning Governor Abbott signed the "Right to Farm" bill that will appear on ballots this fall as a proposed Texas Constitutional Amendment
A new wheat variety available for licensing
Gene grants powerful resistance to resurging plant disease
Exclusive: Mexican official says US refuses to cooperate on GM corn studies
USDA REPORTS MORE THAN HALF OF CROPLAND USES SEED VARIETIES WITH AT LEAST ONE GENETICALLY MODIFIED TRAIT
NATIONWIDE STUDY SHOWS POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SOIL HEALTH MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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TSTA Weekly Update, 07/27/2023

Jul 27

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/27/2023


Inside this Issue:

Amarillo Sod Poodles rain-out last month has been rescheduled
2023 ASTA Management Academy August 15-17, 2023 in West Lafayette, IN
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023 at our NEW venue, the Hyatt Regency Orlando, for the Field Crop Seed Convention
THE PASSING OF STEVE HAWKINS, FORMER PRESIDENT OF DELTA PINE & LAND AND THE CONTEXT NETWORK
USDA launches new Seed Liaison Initiative
Organic Seed Alliance
CHINA'S NEXT ANTI-CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN TARGETED AT ITS SEED INDUSTRY
U OF ILLINOIS RESEARCHER REPORTS SOIL MICROBES HELP PLANTS COPE WITH DROUGHT, BUT NOT HOW SCIENTISTS THOUGHT
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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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TSTA Weekly UpdateTSTA Weekly Update, July 06, 2023

Jul 06

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/06/2023


Inside this Issue:

USDA TO HOLD WEBINAR "CONCENTRATION AND COMPETITION IN U.S. AGRIBUSINESS"
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort
Crop Acreage Report
EPA ANNOUNCES NEW REGULATIONS FOR GENE EDITING FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CROPS
Factoids
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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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Placing Gregor Mendel back among the MendelianPlacing Gregor Mendel back among the Mendelian
May 25

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/25/2023


Inside this Issue:

Clarification of Federal Seed Act Varietal Labeling Requirements
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15
TSTA Legislative Update
Placing Gregor Mendel back among the Mendelian
Researchers find new mechanism for sodium salt detoxification in plants
Factoids
AG ECONOMISTS REPORT SHOWS WHICH STATES AND CROPS RECEIVE MOST GOVERNMENT PROGRAM PAYMENTS
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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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The first 3D-printed biodegradable seed robot, able to change shape in response to humidityThe first 3D-printed biodegradable seed robot, able to change shape in response to humidity
Apr 20

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/20/2023


Inside this Issue:

Legislative Update
Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- April 2023
The first 3D-printed biodegradable seed robot, able to change shape in response to humidity
HOUSE AG CHAIRMAN'S OPENING STATEMENT ON EPA ADMINISTRATOR REGAN'S HEARING
Tid Bits
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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
Tid Bits
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Male-sterile sorghum may offer dairy cows needed energy with less water useMale-sterile sorghum may offer dairy cows needed energy with less water use
Mar 23

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/23/2023


Inside this Issue:

Male-sterile sorghum may offer dairy cows needed energy with less water use - Texas A&M AgriLife research indicates water-efficiency and highly digestible fiber is possible
 
SORGHUM MARKETING TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM LAUNCHES VENTURE CAPITAL PLATFORM
TEXAS JUDGE GRANTS LIMITED INJUNCTION FOR WOTUS CHALLENGE
Farmers in Nigeria urged to buy hybrid seeds to boost food security
Tid Bits
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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


Inside this Issue:

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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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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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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Turning up the dimmer switch on P450sTurning up the dimmer switch on P450s
Oct 27

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/27/2022


Inside this Issue:

Attention Sorghum, Sunflower, and Millet Seed Producers - It's Growout time again
The annual Texas Seed Trade Association conference
Western Seed Association will convene their annual meeting on Monday October 31
ASTA’s largest event of the year, the CSS & Seed Expo 2022,
Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7 in Bryan
Changing markets, pesticide, fertilizer, weather outlook to be discussed
IPSA's 34rd annual conference will be held January 23-24, 2023 in Tucson, AZ.
Turning up the dimmer switch on P450s 
Texas’s Allium/Onion leafminer program recognized by APHIS under the federally recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) Program
The Latest EPA Ban
NAT'L CORN GROWERS ASSN URGES U.S. TRADE REP TO ACT ON TRADE ISSUES WITH MEXICO
What type of grass is best for beef cattle?  Maybe it's Natives.
 

 

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AiMS for genetic analysis of microbime traitsSchematic diagram of the AiMS for genetic analysis of microbiome traits
Oct 06

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/06/2022


Inside this Issue:

It's Growout Time for sorghum and millet seed producers
Texas Tech University taking the lead in $1.6M sorghum project
EPA takes welcomed action on pesticide-coated seeds
AMERICAN SEED TRADE ASSN RELEASES UPDATED COVER CROP SEED GUIDE
STUDY SHOWS MEXICO'S BAN ON GM CORN WOULD COST U.S. PRODUCERS $3.56 BILLION
Genetic analysis of Sorghum bicolor affect the human gut microbiome
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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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CATTLE PRODUCERS TO BUILD NEW BEEF PROCESSING PLANT IN AMARILLO, TXCATTLE PRODUCERS TO BUILD NEW BEEF PROCESSING PLANT IN AMARILLO, TX
Aug 18

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/18/2022


Inside this Issue:

AG SEC'Y VILSACK LISTS FUNDING PRIORITIES FROM NEW INFLATION REDUCTION ACT
Oklahoma Water Resources Center at Oklahoma State University aims to conserve water through cover crops
CATTLE PRODUCERS TO BUILD NEW BEEF PROCESSING PLANT IN AMARILLO, TX
FDA RELEASES ITS ANNUAL PESTICIDE RESIDUE IN FOODS REPORT, 97% ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH EPA'S STANDARDS
MEMBERSHIP IN NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION REACHES ALL-TIME HIGH
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Designing Roots to Reach New Soil DepthsDesigning Roots to Reach New Soil Depths
Jul 28

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/28/2022


Inside this Issue:

ASTA's CSS & Seed Expo 2022
24th annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference
Lessons and Parallels; Regulation of Food Production to Achieve Political Agendas - Hold the Science
New chromosomal section effective against diseases in oats discovered​​​
TOP BANK EXECUTIVES OVERWHELMINGLY BELIEVE RECESSION IS INEVITABLE
Designing roots to reach new depths could help carbon storage in soil
TRIAZINE NETWORK REPORTS ALARMING SURPRISES IN EPA'S ATRAZINE PROPOSAL
News Bits
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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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Research Reveals Lack of Consumer Awareness about the Contributions of Science in Food and AgricultureResearch Reveals Lack of Consumer Awareness about the Contributions of Science in Food and Agriculture
Jul 14

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/14/2022


Inside this Issue:

Weed zapping - Do electrocution treatments have a place in weed control?
Research Reveals Lack of Consumer Awareness about the Contributions of Science in Food and Agriculture
Proof that Mendel discovered the laws of inheritance decades ahead of his time
USDA: AGRICULTURE ACCOUNTED FOR 11.2% OF U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN 2020
USDA EXPANDS INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR DOUBLE CROPPING
REPUBLICAN HOUSE AGRICULTURE LEADERS CALL ON EPA TO CEASE POLITICIZATION OF CROP PROTECTION TOOLS
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Corteva invests almost €13m in Afumati facility to meet demand from European farmersCorteva invests almost €13m in Afumati facility to meet demand from European farmers

May 19

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/19/2022


Inside this Issue:

CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE EXPANDS ITS SUNFLOWER SEED PRODUCTION IN ROMANIA
Competition and the Intellectual Property System: Seeds and Other Agricultural Inputs
REPORT SHOWS IT COSTS 3X MORE IN REGULATORY PROCESS TO DISCOVER NEW GM TRAIT
WISCONSIN CORN MILLER DIDION MILLING INC. CHARGED WITH OSHA CRIMES FOR CAUSING WORKER DEATHS
Treated Seed a Hot Topic in State Legislatures
USDA ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS TO HELP LOWER COSTS OF ORGANIC, TRANSITIONING PRODUCERS
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BIDEN PROPOSES $500M IN EMERGENCY INCENTIVES TO INCREASE U.S. CROP PRODUCTIONBIDEN PROPOSES $500M IN EMERGENCY INCENTIVES TO INCREASE U.S. CROP PRODUCTION

May 05

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/05/2022


Inside this Issue:

Recertification of Texas Wheat Seed
Corteva to withdraw from Russia
Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy
Samantha Power: "Never let a crisis go to waste":
BIDEN PROPOSES $500M IN EMERGENCY INCENTIVES TO INCREASE U.S. CROP PRODUCTION
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Theses six states account for 62% of national milk production. (Artwork: Lindsey Pound Source: USDA)Theses six states account for 62% of national milk production. (Artwork: Lindsey Pound Source: USDA)

Apr 28

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/28/2022


Inside this Issue:

Recertification of Texas Wheat Seed
TEXAS IS NOW THE THIRD LARGEST DAIRY STATE, PASSES IDAHO
CATTLE INDUSTRY'S OPPOSITION TO GOVERNMENT MANDATE AMPLIFIED THROUGH SENATE HEARING
OKLAHOMA STATE LIVESTOCK SPECIALIST SAYS SIGNIFICANT HERD LIQUIDATION INEVITABLE THIS YEAR
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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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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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Photo via PixabayWho Determines Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?

Feb 24

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/24/2022


Inside this Issue:

Level of stakeholder interest in advancing and supporting accessibility of evapotranspiration (ET) data in Texas survey

The primary elections - VOTE!

DEPT OF JUSTICE STARTING NEW INITIATIVES TO MONITOR PRICE COLLUSION

Researchers discover when pollen comes of age - Finding has major implications for plant breeding process

EPA Proposes Registration of Trifludimoxazin, a New Herbicide Active Ingredient
For Release: December 11, 2020
 
Who Determines Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?
 
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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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USDA: PER ACRE WATER USE IN IRRIGATED FARMLAND SHOWS A DECLINING TRENDUSDA: PER ACRE WATER USE IN IRRIGATED FARMLAND SHOWS A DECLINING TREND

Jan 20

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/20/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting

The Southern Seed Association Annual Meeting in Austin

Groups pressure US EPA to act on pesticide-coated seeds

USDA: PER ACRE WATER USE IN IRRIGATED FARMLAND SHOWS A DECLINING TREND

In 2022, USDA will continue to prioritize the following objectives:

Political aide to Texas agriculture commissioner indicted

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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
  • News Bits
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