Friday, November 20, 2009

Texas seed production

We Texans pride ourselves on being the biggest and the best at what we do. We are still the No.1 producing state when it comes to cattle, cotton, sheep and goats, wool, mohair, horses and hay. Pretty big list, huh?

I spoke to the Texas State Seed Trade Association the other day. In doing some background work, I read an article published by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service that said “Texas produces approximately 90 percent of the hybrid sorghum seed planted in the United States and 45 percent of the world supply.”

Forty-five percent of the WORLD supply! It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true.

We have a great team that works on seed certification here at the Texas Department of Agriculture. The team should feel good knowing their efforts are having a worldwide impact. Our seed growers invest heavily and we are thankful for their leadership here in Texas, throughout the United States and around the globe.

The next time you hear everything is bigger in Texas, remember it ain’t braggin’ if it’s true!

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