Supporting Texas Commodities

Research for prosperous food and fiber systems in Texas and beyond

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Thriving Texas Commodities

Texas A&M AgriLife Research initiatives that support Texas commodities reflect our agency’s dedication to producers and thriving industries across the state. Each year, AgriLife Research renews this commitment through millions of dollars invested in a prosperous future for Texas agriculture.

  • $6.3 Million
    AgriLife Research commodity awards in fiscal year 2023
  • 4.2 Million
    AgriLife Research commodity expenditures in fiscal year 2023

AgriLife Research commodity sponsors FY23

  • Alliance For Potato Research and Education
  • American Quarter Horse Foundation
  • Bee Informed Partnership, Inc
  • Citrus Research & Development Foundation, Inc.
  • Cotton, Inc.
  • Dairy Management, Inc.
  • National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  • National Corn Growers Association
  • National Peanut Board
  • Turfgrass Producers of Texas
  • United Sorghum Checkoff Program
  • Potatoes USA
  • Horticultural Research Institute
  • National Association of Wheat Growers
  • Sheep & Goat Predator Mgmt. Board
  • U.S. Wheat Associates
  • National Pork Board
  • National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
  • North American Meat Institute Foundation
  • Peanut Foundation
  • Pickle Packers International, Inc.
  • Plains Cotton Growers, Inc.
  • Project Apis M.
  • Texas Association of Olive Oil
  • Texas Cattle Feeders Association
  • Texas Corn Producers Board
  • Texas Peanut Producers Board
  • Texas Rice Research Foundation
  • Texas Soybean Board
  • Texas Wheat Producers Board and Association
  • The Lawn Institute
  • The National Mango Board
  • The Rice Foundation
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Core facilities and service centers: Support for landowners, farmers and ranchers

Core research facilities and service centers supported by AgriLife Research provide a varying array of technologies and facilities to support producer and industry initiatives as well as ongoing research by Texas A&M faculty and staff. Big data processing, advanced modeling using historical data, and precision sample analysis of plants and animals are some of the services available through AgriLife Research core facilities and service centers.

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Research for the resilience and profitability of Texas commodities

For information on research that support Texas commodities across the state, please take a moment to browse the deep multidisciplinary expanses of AgriLife Research capabilities at our regional research and extension centers; academic departments in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; interdisciplinary institutes and partnership initiatives; and through AgriLife Research news.

Product Licensing and Intellectual Property

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Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed

Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed serves as the liaison between AgriLife Research plant breeding programs and seed companies interested in licensing plant varieties. Foundation Seed also produces and markets genetically pure seeds of new cultivars developed by AgriLife Research scientists and helps produce and distribute vegetatively propagated plant materials. In addition, Foundation Seed provides production and seed conditioning services to public and private breeding programs.

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Intellectual Property and Commercialization

Texas A&M Innovation serves as the technology transfer office for Texas A&M AgriLife — helping to secure the intellectual property of AgriLife Research faculty. Texas A&M Innovation helps researchers and The Texas A&M University System connect intellectual property to companies via licensing agreements — bringing AgriLife Research results to the benefit of the Texas, U.S., and world food and fiber systems.

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Research and Researchers at TAMU Scholars

For a comprehensive look at published research across AgriLife Research, the agencies of Texas A&M AgriLife and The Texas A&M University System — as well as information on our research faculty — visit TAMU Scholars online.