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AG Economists Compare Cost of Corn Production in the US and Brazil

Jan 11

TSTA Weekly Update - 01/11/2024


Growout Update
2024 Annual Membership & Policy Meeting
American Farmland Trust Releases Manual on Carbon Markets and Climate-Smart Practices for Farmers
AG Economists Compare Cost of Corn Production in the US and Brazil
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Discovery raises hopes of more temperature tolerant wheat
Jan 04

TSTA Weekly Update - 01/04/2024


Growout Update
The Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Membership Policy Meeting Scheduled for February 11-13, 2024. Registration and Hotel Reservations are Live
Nat'l Ag Law Center Lists Top 10 2023 Issues In Ag And Environmental Law
Genetically Engineered Crops Dominate U.S. Soybean, Cotton and Corn Acres
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Miscanthus species are bioenergy crops because they require lower nutrient concentrations to achieve more growthMiscanthus species are bioenergy crops because they require lower nutrient concentrations to achieve more growth
Dec 21

TSTA Weekly Update, 12/21/2023


Inside this Issue:

Growout Update
The Texas Seed Trade Association Annual Membership & Policy Meeting Scheduled for February 11-13, 2024. Registration and Hotel Reservations are Live
The National Corn Growers Association is increasing pressure on U.S. officials to reopen the recently closed Eagle Pass and El Paso rail crossings into Mexico
Genetics of host plants determine what microorganisms they attract
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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


Inside this Issue:

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


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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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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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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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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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
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The Farm Bill Expires Saturday
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS FOR NEW CROP VARIETIES HAVE INCREASED
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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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AI tools for plant analysisTexas A&M Agrilife researchers integrating new AI tools for plant analysis
Sep 07

TSTA Weekly Update, 09/07/2023


Inside this Issue:

Join your TSTA compatriots next Friday in Amarillo!
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
Access an interesting article in Communications Biology entitled "Improved pearl millet genomes representing the global heterotic pool offer a framework for molecular breeding applications"
New long-term experiments at Rothamsted will shed light on potential impacts of regenerative agriculture - Early results show interactions are complex with many possible outcomes
Texas A&M Agrilife researchers integrating new AI tools for plant analysis
PURDUE/CME SURVEY FINDS FARMER SENTIMENT DIPS AMID WEAKER VIEW OF CURRENT CONDITIONS
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TSTA Weekly Update

Aug 31

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/31/2023


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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 REPORTS PRICES FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS HAVE RISEN MUCH FASTER THAN NON-GM SEEDSUSDA REPORTS PRICES FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS HAVE RISEN MUCH FASTER THAN NON-GM SEEDS
Aug 17

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/17/2023


Inside this Issue:

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
A new wheat variety available for licensing.
USDA REPORTS PRICES FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEEDS HAVE RISEN MUCH FASTER THAN NON-GM SEEDS
USDA ANNOUNCES FARMER SEED LIAISON INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS AG COMPETITION
RABORESEARCH: GRAIN DEMAND BOOMS IN EASTERN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
U.S. consumers spent an average of 11.3% of their disposable personal income (DPI) on food in 2022
Plant inbreeding secret unlocked, shedding light on Darwinian theory
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Einkorn wheat, on the right, compared to a modern variety.Einkorn wheat, on the right, compared to a modern variety.
Aug 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 08/03/2023


Inside this Issue:

2023 ASTA Management Academy August 15-17, 2023 in West Lafayette, IN
American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) this December 5 - 8, 2023
35th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be December 5 & 6
BASF has received key import approvals for its newest cotton innovations
Craig Nelson, has been named Genetics Lab Director at Indiana Crop Improvement Association
THE PASSING OF DR. DANNY KLINEFELTER
University of Maryland researchers sequence genome of einkorn wheat, the world’s first farmed crop - Ancient wheat could safeguard global food supply by boosting drought, disease resistance of modern strains
Gene editing improves grain quality and reduces heat stress in rice
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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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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


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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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AG ECONOMISTS REVISE CORN AND SOYBEAN BUDGETSAG ECONOMISTS REVISE CORN AND SOYBEAN BUDGETS
Jun 01

TSTA Weekly Update, 06/01/2023


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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
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AG, INDUSTRIAL TRADE BETWEEN RUSSIA AND CHINA IS BOOMING
 
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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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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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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


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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


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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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USDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUEUSDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUE
Mar 02

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/02/2023


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“ALL OPTIONS” CONSIDERED BY U.S. OVER MEXICO’S CORN IMPORT RESTRICTIONS
FOUR MAIN THEMES FROM NAT'L ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS ANNUAL MEETING
USDA ISSUES ITS PLANTED ACREAGE AND PRICE FORECAST
LARGEST FARMS GREW EVEN LARGER IN 2022
USDA REPORTS 89% OF ALL FARMS ARE SMALL AND THEY GENERATED 18% OF TOTAL PRODUCTION VALUE
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key factors in maintaining good seed qualityTemperature and relative humidity - key factors in maintaining good seed quality

Feb 23

TSTA Weekly Update, 02/23/2023


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What storage conditions affect seed quality? Temperature and relative humidity are two key factors in maintaining good seed quality
The breeding out of wheat resistance to a destructive fungus
USDA UNVEILS MAP SHOWING HOW WHEAT IS TRANSPORTED TO EXPORT PORTS
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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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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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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021
Sep 15

TSTA Weekly Update, 10/15/2022


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Corteva Inc announced on Tuesday plans to exit about 35 countries and lay off roughly 5% of its global workforce
DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER RESEARCHER DISCOVERS BREAKTHROUGH IN DROUGHT TOLERANCE
USDA REPORTS ORGANIC TRADE REACHES $3.4 BILLION IN 2021
Overcoming a Major Technical Hurdle for Gene Editing in Growing Produce
Purple Tomato Is First Genetically Engineered Plant To Be Deregulated Through USDA’S New Regulatory Status Review Process
HOUSE AG COMMITTEE LEADER THOMPSON REACTS TO USDA'S UNILATERAL CLIMATE INVESTMENT
HERE ARE THE AG ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVING USDA CLIMATE SMART GRANTS
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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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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


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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
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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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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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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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USDA - Adoption of Fall Cover CropsUSDA Adoption of Fall Cover Crops

May 26

TSTA Weekly Update - 05/26/2022


Inside this Issue:

Sorghum industry has huge potential space to make progress within China-Pakistan cooperation
Researchers have developed a super wheat for salty soils
Climate change on course to hit U.S. Corn Belt especially hard, study finds - Significant agricultural adaptation will be necessary and inevitable in the Central and Eastern United States
AG GROUPS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF SOLICITOR GENERAL'S SUPREME COURT BRIEF ON GLYPHOSATE
USDA ISSUES REPORT ON THE ADOPTION OF COVER CROPS
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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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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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Comparing grazed and non-grazed portions of a cover crop field in Alexander, KS. This study focused on semi-arid environments like the Great Plains in the United States. Credit: Augustine Obour.Comparing grazed and non-grazed portions of a cover crop field in Alexander, KS. This study focused on semi-arid environments like the Great Plains in the United States. Credit: Augustine Obour.

Mar 03

TSTA Weekly Update, 03/03/2022


Inside this Issue:

DLF ACQUIRES OREGRO SEEDS

USDA looking into business practices of retailers, seed companies

Benefits of cover crops extend to dry areas - A new study shows cover crops can improve ecosystem services in water-limited environments

PROMINENT AG ECONOMIST: RUSSIA'S INVASION IS LARGEST DISRUPTER OF GRAIN PRICES, SUPPLY IN OUR LIFETIME

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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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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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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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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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