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Like all existing maize, a variety from Oaxaca, Mexico, has two different wild ancestors.Like all existing maize, a variety from Oaxaca, Mexico, has two different wild ancestors.
Dec 07

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/07/2023


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals for 2023-2024 have been mailed
Call for your input on discussion topics at the Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting in February 2024
Scientists thought they understood maize’s origins. They were missing something big 
Genes from a long-lost wild relative may have sparked the invention of agriculture in the Americas
Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeder explores adapting mung beans for Texas - Legume crop could provide valuable protein source, environmental benefits
Winter wheat research educates producers on short-season crop
USDA RELEASE NEW INFORMATION ON WHO RECEIVES WHAT SHARE OF THE FOOD DOLLAR
HERE'S THE LATEST UPDATE ON BAYER'S GLYPHOSATE LAWSUITS
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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


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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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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


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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
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Dutch Farmers Gaining Political Power
Ag News from France
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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
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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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Hoverfly and Earwig eat sorghum pollenHoverfly and earwig eat sorghum pollen
Feb 02

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/02/2023


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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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Clean Seeds Good GerminationClean Seeds Good Germination
Dec 08

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/08/2022


Inside this Issue:

Membership renewals
2023 Annual Membership Meeting Registration & Hotel Reservations
ASTA’s largest event of the year, the CSS & Seed Expo is wrapping up its last meeting in Chicago today after 76 years!
Independent Professional Seed Association (IPSA)
USDA’s PVP System Embraces Transgenic and Gene Edited Plants
Clean seeds, good germination
A report from the Netherlands
USDA EXPANDS ITS COVERAGE FOR GRAIN SORGHUM
RABOBANK FORECASTS FERTILIZER PRICES TO DECREASE IN 2023
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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


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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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NAT'L CORN GROWERS ASSN CALLS ON FARMERS TO CONTACT EPA REGARDING ATRAZINE
Sep 29

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/29/2022


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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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Sorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heatSorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heat

Feb 10

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/10/2022


Inside this Issue:

Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Meeting / Membership Meeting

The upcoming primary elections
 
Sorghum production susceptible to yield damages from extreme heat
 
Safeguarding seed health protects Texas agriculture - Texas A&M AgriLife diagnostics, research, outreach reduce risk
 
Hemp hampered no more with research showing potential as cash crop
 
U.S, Ag Exports Set Records in 2021
 
Outside Agriculture the Story Is Not As Good
 
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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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