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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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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


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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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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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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


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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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TSTA Weekly Newsletter, 10/19/2023TSTA weekly update, 10/19/2023

Oct 19

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/19/2023


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
Arkansas just became the first state to force a Chinese state-owned company to sell its land and get out
Major Policy Changes on November 7th Ballot
Science wins as Kenyan court dismisses landmark case against GMOs
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- Genetic mapping of quantitative trait loci associated with drought tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
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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
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Mississippi River water levels are plummeting to an all-time low
The Global Agricultural Productivity (GAP) Report
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R&D EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES OF LARGEST SEED COMPANIESUSDA RELEASES CHART SHOWING R&D EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES OF LARGEST SEED COMPANIES
Sep 21

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/21/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership Renewals 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 at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas
A new wheat variety available for licensing
USDA RELEASES CHART SHOWING R&D EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES OF LARGEST SEED COMPANIES
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Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia, Hungary over agri import ban
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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


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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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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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A roadmap for gene regulation in plantsA roadmap for gene regulation in plants
Jun 22

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/22/2023


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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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Trademarking LettuceTrademarking Lettuce?
May 18

TSTA Weekly Update, 05/18/2023


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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


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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


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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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The Year of Millets2023 - The Year of Millets
Jan 12

TSTA Weekly Update, 01/12/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Let’s welcome the International Year of Millets!
The Philippines - Malusog Rice (Golden Rice) harvested
Molecular mechanism behind nutrient element-induced plant disease resistance discovered​​​
AG SEC'Y VILSACK: U.S. WON'T COMPROMISE WITH MEXICO ON THREATENED CORN IMPORT BAN
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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


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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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2022 US Corn and Soybean Yeilds fall below trend lines2022 U.S. Corn and Soybean Yields fall below trend lines
Dec 15

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/15/2022


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Researchers identify elusive carbon dioxide sensor in plants that controls water loss
An article of interest on the subject of Intellectual Property.
Texas researchers say they’ll have new hemp varieties ready by 2024
2022 U.S. CORN AND SOYBEAN YIELDS FALL BELOW TREND LINES
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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


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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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TSTA Annual Meeting and ConventionTexas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting and Convention
Nov 17

TSTA Weekly Update, 11/17/2022


Inside this Issue:

2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
Participants & Sponsors Meeting Registration
Hotel Room Block: Texas Seed Trade Assoc. Annual Conference 2023
Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7 in Bryan
Changing markets, pesticide, fertilizer, weather outlook to be discussed
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
Russia moves to end import dependence on seeds
ADAMA'S SORGHUM CROPPING SOLUTION DOUBLE TEAM RECEIVES PRODUCT AWARD
UPL'S ADVANTA SEEDS AND BUNGE TO ACQUIRE STAKE IN BRAZILIAN SOYBEAN GERMPLASM CO. SEEDCORP HO
Corteva Agriscience has won a Crop Science Award in the “Best Industry Collaboration” category together with BASF Agricultural Solutions and M.S. Technologies L.L.C.
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An insect pest acquires multiple plant genesAn insect pest acquires multiple plant genes
Oct 13

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/13/2022


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Reserve the dates!  The annual Texas Seed Trade Association conference
An insect pest acquires multiple plant genes
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES FINAL RULE TO IMPROVE H-2A VISA PROGRAM
RAILROAD UNION VOTES DOWN LABOR CONTRACT AGREEMENT, STRIKE LOOMS
NAT'L PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL ISSUES STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 12 ARGUMENTS
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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


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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


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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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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


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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


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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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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


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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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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


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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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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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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


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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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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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A drone shot of the irrigated uniform variety wheat trial near Bushland gives a perspective on the differences in hard red winter wheat varieties, including those bred by Texas A&M AgriLife. (Texas A&M AgriLife drone photo by Shannon Baker)A drone shot of the irrigated uniform variety wheat trial near Bushland gives a perspective on the differences in hard red winter wheat varieties, including those bred by Texas A&M AgriLife. (Texas A&M AgriLife drone photo by Shannon Baker)

Mar 24

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/24/2022


Inside this Issue:

French president Emmanuel Macron on Europe’s pro-organic, anti-biotechnology sustainable food strategy: ‘It was based on a pre-Ukraine war world and should be reviewed’

Texas A&M AgriLife-bred wheat varieties top Texas producer choices - Federally conducted wheat survey shows TAM 114 leads planted wheat acreage

EU ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO INCREASE CROP PLANTINGS, FARM GROUPS URGE USDA TO OPEN UP CRP GROUND

USDA: FARMERS' SHARE OF THE FOOD DOLLAR ROSE ONE CENT IN 2020, LARGEST INCREASE IN NEARLY A DECADE

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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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Horseshoe Bay Resort GolfHorseshoe Bay Resort Golf at the TSTA Annual Membership Meeting

Feb 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/03/2022


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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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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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