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May 30

TSTA Weekly Update - 05/30/2024


Member and Seed Related News
International Seed Federation (ISF): 13 organizations sign historic agreement to fight illegal seed practices
Illicit Trade in Food and Food Fraud
Op-Ed: Misguided Populists Put American Farmers at Risk
U.S. Trade Deficit Doubles, Soybean Exports to China Down 23%, Corn Down 67%
Transgenic expression of Rubisco Factors increases photosynthesis and chilling tolerance in maize
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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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Agricultural Output Growth Outpaces Animal ProductsUSDA: CROPS PRODUCTION GROWS FASTER THAN LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS PRODUCTION FROM 1948 TO 2019
Mar 09

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/09/2023


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USDA ANNOUNCES INITIATIVES TO CREATE "A FAIRER MARKET" FOR SEEDS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL INPUTS
NEW STUDY SHOWS RENEWABLE FUEL STANDARD HAS SLASHED GHG EMISSIONS BY 1.2 BILLION METRIC TONS SINCE 2008
Blocking gene that inhibits root growth may enhance drought resistance in crops
An internal thermometer tells the seeds when to germinate
USDA: CROPS PRODUCTION GROWS FASTER THAN LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS PRODUCTION FROM 1948 TO 2019
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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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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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Soybean Photosynthesis ImprovementSoybean Photosynthesis Improvement
Aug 25

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/25/2022


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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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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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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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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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