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APH yield exclusion option improves farmers’ ability to secure crop loans

Under the new farm bill program, yields can be excluded from farm APH when the county average yield for that crop year is at least 50 percent below the 10 previous consecutive crop years' average yiel

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Driving may be on the wane for millennials

“See the USA in Your Chevrolet,” was a call to my generation to take to the newly constructed Interstate Highway system and see the wonders of this sprawling country.

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Drought status should improve into winter

Pockets of persistent drought remain, according to the latest U.S Drought Monitor reports.
Content Classification:  Curated

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Bumper grain stocks bring supplies back to average levels

"The higher stocks that we’re seeing build in the United States over the last several years — also around the world — are important factors in keeping up with increasing demand," says AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist Mark Welch.

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Changing weather offers hope against animal diseases

The primary insects known to vector VS in horses and cattle, and mosquito activity in areas that received excessive rainfall may continue to promote the spread of VS and West Nile Virus among humans and livestock.

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New Mexico town celebrates return of long awaited harvest

Producers say unexpected heavy rains offered adequate water to bring crops to harvest this year, and that is cause for celebration as harvest gets underway.

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Anthrax confirmed in Jim Wells County cow

Health officials say it is not unusual for livestock and select other farm animals to contract anthrax.

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Corn harvest is pleasant time with good crop

Max Swinburn, Dimmit, Texas, enjoys cutting corn, more so this year than for the past three when heat and drought limited production and increased costs.

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Ag Technology Conference set for Dec. 11 in Commerce

Annual ag tech conference will feature a close look at management strategies for the sugarcane aphid in grain sorghum.

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News of agribusiness: Drought tolerant cotton good for economic stability

“It’s about the region’s economic stability,” says Craig Bednarz, manager of the Bayer CropScience West Texas Breeding Program near Idalou.

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No change noted in drought status from last week

Overall, Texas remains at 49 percent in moderate to exceptional drought.

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Varied water regimes complicate variety selection

The declining cotton market makes improving production efficiency a necessity.

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Corn harvest is pleasant chore for West Texas farmer

The biggest concern for farmers in his area and across the Texas High Plains is water.

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Sugarcane aphid field day set for Oct. 28

A fall sugarcane aphid field day scheduled Oct. 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 at the Hoblitzelle Auditorium on the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center in Weslaco will include field tours and updates on potential damage from the pest.

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Hail hath plenty of fury

But none of those hair-raising escapades come close to the thrill of riding out the torrential hail storm I ran into in Jacksboro, Texas.

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Water, fertilizer, protection keys for forage growth.

Water is the number one important factor for growing forage. Next, for bermuda grass or any hay field, is fertilizer.

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APHIS seeks comment on predator wasp release

Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus diseases in the world.

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Oklahoma is home to feral hogs

Several indicators give away feral hog presence.

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Drought is over? I’m not saying

I’ve been rained on; I’ve stepped in ankle-deep puddles; I have accumulated gobs of mud inside and outside of my once pristine white pickup; I have sat in a metal building listening to the rain drumming a resonant rhythm on the roof.

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Soil testing campaigns underway in South Texas

Recent studies show significant price increases in resources, including fertilizer, that directly affect agricultural producers.
Content Classification:  Curated

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