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ISSUE DATE: 08/01/2011

Royalties fill the gap for public seed programs

By Doug Rich

Ask a producer how he likes to pay royalties on seed and he will probably have a few choice words for you as he escorts you off his property.

Private companies have charged a royalty for their seed products for many years, but over the last five years many public wheat-breeding programs began collecting royalties for their seed.

John Goodknight, a certified seed grower from Chattanooga, Okla., said Oklahoma State University began collecting royalties on wheat varieties about five years ago. Now all of the new wheat varieties have royalties.

"Royalties are an evolution of the cost of developing seeds outpacing the revenue coming into the universities," Goodknight said. "With that disparity the only way to fill the gap was royalties."


NEWS

A review of commodities
Ag groups team up with St. Louis Cardinals
Agriscience awards honor innovators
Drought meetings set for Aug. 4 and 5
Farm Bureau supports farm truck legislation
Governor announces sesquicentennial festival
Governor requests improved drought response from USDA
Governor, stakeholders discuss future of Ogallala Aquifer
July 29 is SURE assistance deadline
Kansas Bioscience Authority investments approved
NGFA supports proposed action on Dodd-Frank law
Researchers examine way to undercut dust emissions
Supply, demand causing worldwide food price increase
USDA revises prevented planting requirement for some states
Value-Added Producer Grant workshops offered
Vilsack announces BioPreferred final rule
Watch for toxic blue-green algae

CROPS

Conditions ideal for testing drought tolerance in wheat varieties
Control bagworms now
Control brown marmorated stink bug in soybean
Coping with spring floods, drought on Ark. Rice Expo agenda
Crop management, water shortages focus of NMSU Clovis Field Day
Documentary filmmaker shoots footage of Misener crew
Experiment field to host fall field day
Fingerprinting fugitive dust
Governor appoints Trenton farmer to sorghum board
High temperatures may reduce irrigated corn yields
Hoffman Harvesting makes the move to Midland
Hot weather accelerating corn maturity
KWA appoints Ogallala Aquifer Advisory Committee
Milling industry groups oppose proposal
NMSU to host farmscaping workshop
Online maps show current cropland, grassland conditions
Roland team busy in Chadron area
Royalties fill the gap for public seed programs
Saving wheat seed responsibly
Scott's crew prepares machinery for wet conditions
Soybean Management Field Days set
SW Kansas economy could take a hit from drought
U.S. Wheat Board meets in Tulsa for business
UNL High Plains Ag Lab Field Day is Aug. 4
UNL to host dry bean cropping school
UNL Water Saving Field Day is Aug. 1
Wheat export year is 'remarkable'
Wheatheart Wheat Conference set for Aug. 4
Women in Ag program announced

LIVESTOCK

Animal scientists encouraged to reach out
Cattle on feed numbers released
CSU team exports equine expertise to Europe
Expanding drought a concern for cattle industry
House passes water quality act
Keeping the Khapra beetle out of the U.S.
Management decisions can help reduce hog feed costs
NCBA disappointed by Codex decision
Pork, beef exports post solid results
Risk of West Nile virus remains low despite flooding
Sheep industry scholarship awarded
Tri-State Royal to celebrate 50 years of showing
U.S., Mexican governments resolve trade dispute

EDITOR

Don't buy a farm and 'buy the farm'
Investing in the future
Kicking the can or a bucket?

COLUMNS

Be a real champion
How to grow jobs in rural America
Just a scoop full
Kits process stalks in all conditions
To the stars through difficulty
Wasp control now available
Website helps with fence charger selection
Willie Nelson to be inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock market report
All grains close lower
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado wheat harvest progresses rapidly
Crops catch up to normal averages
Crops damaged across Texas
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Drought continues to devastate
Ft. Smith livestock sales report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Hay demand good in most areas
Hay trade moderate
High heat indexes stress livestock, crops
High Plains slaughter news
Hot and humid in Iowa
Hot, humid weather spurred crop development
Hot, humid weather stresses livestock
Joplin livestock sales report
Lexington livestock market report
Missouri topsoil moisture continues to decline
New Mexico receives much needed rain
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock sales report
South Central direct sheep sales
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock market report
Summer growing conditions found across Wyoming
Temperatures soar in Kansas
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

FSA deadlines approaching
Grazing sudangrass, pearl millet, and sorghum
OSU offers land management short course

FAMILY

Caring for weather-damaged plants, trees
Demonstration Garden Field Days scheduled
Keep pets safe this summer
Landscapes are at risk
Loss of enthusiasm for life
Maple trees are more susceptible to borer insects
Master Gardener Open House is Aug. 2
Meditation for 8-1-11
NAYI Award of Merit presented
Peaches are just peachy
Riffle fits the needs of many
Stressed lawns may be going dormant or dying
Summer gardening tips
Summer splash!
Turf field day features new products, research
Wildlife event set for Aug. 11

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