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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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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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Right to Farm and Ranch Yields Overwhelming Support!
Nov 09

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/09/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals for 2023-2024
Growout season is close!
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
USDA ISSUES UPDATES ON ITS COMPETITION AND INNOVATION IN SEEDS INITIATIVE
Right to Farm and Ranch Yields Overwhelming Support!
NSP: USDA'S EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM HURTS LARGE FAMERS, FAVORS SMALL ONES
U OF ILLINOIS RESEARCHERS: SINGLE GENE CONTROLS WATERHEMP'S RESISTANCE TO SOIL-APPLIED HERBICIDES
Michigan State University plant biologists shed light on 144-year-old seedy mystery
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Texas Seed Trade Association Weekly UpdateTexas Seed Trade Association Provides Public Comment on U.S. EPA Draft Endangered Species Act Herbicide Strategy
Oct 26

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/26/2023


Inside this Issue:

Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023 at our NEW venue, the Hyatt Regency Orlando
The 35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6 at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas
The Western Seed Association annual meeting is now accepting registrations.
Texas Seed Trade Association Provides Public Comment on U.S. EPA Draft Endangered Species Act Herbicide Strategy
Major Policy Changes on November 7th Ballot
Biden admin greenlights plan to reduce western states' vital water supply: 'Equitable future' - Actions will 'bolster water resilience' across West, White House climate czar says
‘Win for science’ as French court dismisses defamation lawsuit by anti-GMO scientist Seralini
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Thanks to all who attended the Sod Poodles game last Friday!Thanks to all who attended the Sod Poodles game last Friday!
Sep 21

TSTA Weekly Update - Special Edition, 09/21/2023


Inside This Issue:

New Guestworker Legislation Push by Texas Congressman Tony Gonzalez
Thanks to all who attended the Sod Poodles game last Friday!
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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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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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Non-stressed corn, at left, compared to corn that was heat stressed at different stages of pollen development. (credit: Kevin Begcy, UF/IFAS)Non-stressed corn, at left, compared to corn that was heat stressed at different stages of pollen development. (credit: Kevin Begcy, UF/IFAS)
Jul 13

TSTA Weekly Update, 07/13/2023


Inside this Issue:

United Sorghum Checkoff news release
2023 ASTA Management Academy August 15-17, 2023 in West Lafayette, IN. 
Thank-you letters from scholarship awardees
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort
New research looks to pollen for plant heat stress resilience
AIMPOINT RESEARCH STUDY SHOWS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTION IF GLYPHOSATE IS BANNED
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A roadmap for gene regulation in plantsA roadmap for gene regulation in plants
Jun 22

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/22/2023


Inside this Issue:

ASTA elects 2023 - 2024 Officers
Update on Texas Legislature "Special" Session
A meeting of the TSTA Board of Directors is scheduled for July 13-15, at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
A roadmap for gene regulation in plants - A novel approach to synthetic biology could revolutionize how scientists improve plants for bioenergy and agriculture
GLOBAL WHEAT PRODUCTION FORECAST AT A RECORD
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Ruby Crush tomato named Texas Superstar plantRuby Crush tomato named Texas Superstar plant
Apr 06

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/06/2023


Inside this Issue:

Legislative Update
Ruby Crush tomato named Texas Superstar plant - Top-performing tomato in taste, consistent production
REPORT TRACKS CROP INPUT PRICE INCREASES OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES
PURDUE/CME AG ECONOMY BAROMETER FINDS DROPS, CITES COMMODITY PRICE OUTLOOK AND INTEREST RATE CONCERNS
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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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Students Lead Plant Breeding SymposiumStudents from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments lead the annual Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
Feb 09

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/09/2023


Inside this Issue:

9th annual Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium set for February 16 - Student-run event highlights generations of plant breeding
Oatly pioneers carbon impact labels on food. Is this unregulated junk science or useful information?
Better News for Texas Weather Outlook
USDA FORECASTS FARM SECTOR'S PROFITS TO FALL IN 2023 AFTER RECORD HIGHS IN 2022
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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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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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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


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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USDA REPORTS MORE THAN 75% OF SOYBEAN, COTTON AND CORN ACRES ARE GENETICALLY ENGINEEREDUSDA REPORTS MORE THAN 75% OF SOYBEAN, COTTON AND CORN ACRES ARE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED
Nov 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/03/2022


Inside this Issue:

Delivering genes into plant mitochondria using polymer-coated carbon nanotubes
ICRISAT offers 7000 plus unique materials for sorghum breeders to choose from
 USDA REPORTS MORE THAN 75% OF SOYBEAN, COTTON AND CORN ACRES ARE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED
Diesel Shortage Looms
USDA ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 2022 LENDING RATES FOR AG PRODUCERS
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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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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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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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Colorado State University offers new clues to how plants retain healthy genomes, avoid mitochondrial diseaseColorado State University offers new clues to how plants retain healthy genomes, avoid mitochondrial disease
Sep 01

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/01/2022


Inside this Issue:

Seed Dealers More Important Than Ever
Colorado State University offers new clues to how plants retain healthy genomes, avoid mitochondrial disease
Single Species Cover Crops vs. Mixtures: Which Delivers Better Weed Suppression? 
Top 6 Questions (and Answers) Every Agribusiness Should Be Asking About Cyberattacks and Data
News Bits
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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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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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90% OF FARMERS WON'T JOIN CARBON MARKETS WITHOUT CHANGES90% OF FARMERS WON'T JOIN CARBON MARKETS WITHOUT CHANGES

Aug 11

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/11/2022


Insite this Issue:

International partnership aims to improve sorghum breeding
RESEARCH SHOWS 90% OF FARMERS WON'T JOIN CARBON MARKETS WITHOUT CHANGES
PURDUE AG ECONOMIST COMPARES CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC ENTERPRISE NET RETURNS
Speeding up evolution at genome-level by alternative chromosome configuration
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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
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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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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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Gene hunting and awn elongation in sorghumGene hunting leads researchers to solve mystery of inhibition of awn elongation in sorghum
Jun 16

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/16/2022


Inside this Issue:

Bayer won a Roundup case recently and is awaiting a Supreme Court ruling - Update
Gene hunting leads researchers to solve mystery of inhibition of awn elongation in sorghum
Altered gene helps plants absorb more carbon dioxide, produce more useful compounds
Viewpoint: ‘Arrogance of affluence and ignorance of ideologues’: EU’s failing agroecology Farm-to-Fork strategy — and what can be done to ensure sustainable farming and food
ASTA RELEASES TOOL TO LOCATE PROFESSIONALLY-PRODUCED ENVIRONMENTAL, CONSERVATION AND COVER CROP SEED
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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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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


Inside this Issue:

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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Agritourism enterprises have shown to benefit communities by connecting consumers with agriculture and help preserve farmland in rural and peri-urban communities. Shown here, a pumpkin patch where people can pick their own pumpkin as part of fall activities. Credit: Canva ProAgritourism enterprises have shown to benefit communities by connecting consumers with agriculture and help preserve farmland in rural and peri-urban communities. Shown here, a pumpkin patch where people can pick their own pumpkin as part of fall activities. Credit: Canva Pro

Apr 14

TSTA Weekly Update, 04/14/2022


Inside this Issue:

Pumpkin production can benefit from conservation practices
The Philippines - Golden rice up for deployment
ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL COULD EXPAND WHEAT PRODUCTION DUE TO THE WAR IN UKRAINE
EPA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES AND SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
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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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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
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Who Determines Ownership of Water Rights in Texas?
 
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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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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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Bill Rooney stands in a grain sorghum field. - Kay Ledbetter/Texas A&M AgriLife

Bill Rooney stands in a grain sorghum field. - Kay Ledbetter/Texas A&M AgriLife
 
Jan 06

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/06/2022


Inside this Issue:

  • Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting
  • Southern Seed Association Annual Meeting
  • Bioenergy Sorghum's Roots Can Replenish Carbon in Soil - A New Texas A&M AgriLife Study Shows the Annual Crop Can Sequester Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
  • Biden Administration Announces Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain
  • USDA: The Distribution of Irrigated Acreage Has Shifted Eastward
  • Australian OGTR: Receipt of License Application from The University of Greenland for a Field Trial of Genetically Modified Sorghum
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Jan 01

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