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Fall is busy time for SW farmers

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Biosecurity and the need for change

U.S. agriculture infrastructure is vulnerable to significant damage from listed as well as emerging diseases.

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Numbers don’t lie but can they be deceiving?

The key is having product to sell with the cost of production below the price times quantity produced.

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Farm Bill Information meetings scheduled across region

Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture to host Farm Bill Information meetings at various locations throughout the state.

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Weak El Niño likely to bring wet winter

What is now considered to be a weak El Niño likely will result in a wet, cool winter for most of Texas. That should be a welcome change from the past four dry winter seasons.

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Valencia peanut production down in New Mexico and Texas

Conditions at the Sunland, Inc., plant were described as “startling” by inspectors.

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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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