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‘New normal’ crop prices short lived

“Nothing threatens high prices like high prices,” some wise observers noted at the time.

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Be glad you do not farm in Mexico

Drug cartels make farming in Mexico a difficult proposition. Some "buy and sell" crops and pocket the difference while some use local police as collection points.

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Dr. Carl Anderson, marketing expert and friend to the cotton farmer, has died

Long-time cotton marketing analyst, Carl Anderson, dies at Texas A&M University.
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Different irrigation methods offer varying water conservation results

Farmers must not only identify but adopt the most efficient irrigation systems to improve water conservation within agriculture, according to the study.

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Mapping the truth

The idea that EPA can use the Clean Water Act to execute a land grab or intrude on private property rights is simply false.

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Recalling the days before map apps

I used to keep a large road atlas in my vehicle and recall many occasions when I’d pull off the road to find out how to get from places like Cairo, Ga., to Possum Kingdom, S.C.

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Southeast cotton producers impressed with size of Texas cotton industry

Participants in the Southwest leg of the annual PIE program agree that everything does seem bigger in Texas—more equipment, bigger fields, larger gins and bigger problems with weather

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Variety selection is critical decision for wheat growers

Wheat varieties offer widely different characteristics in such crucial areas as milling quality, disease resistance, insect tolerance and regional adaptation.

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Weeds may cause 40-percent-yield loss in wheat

Six factors play important roles in effective weed control.

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Cotton farmers urged to apply for CTAP ASAP

Texas cotton growers are urged to sign up for CTAP payments by Oct. 1.

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OSU Rural Economic Outlook Conference takes on big issues

The annual OSU rural Economic Outlook cConference will be held October 31 at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

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Beef cattle producers have options with replacement heifers

Beef cattle producers may want to “take the money and run,” says Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Stan Bevers, Vernon.

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Study reveals calf management adds to profit potential

Beef cattle producers could increase revenue by implementing blackleg vaccinations, castrations and implants, as well as deworming.

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Texas AgriLife agronomist warns sorghum growers about armyworms

Pat Porter, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Lubbock, reports large numbers of both armyworm moths and larvae throughout the region.

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September 1 is stalk destruction deadline in LRGV

Cotton growers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley have until Sept. 1 to complete stalk destruction.

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West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico

Season's first cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in New Mexico. Two horse and one human case has been confirmed.

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Ugly truck deadline fast approaching

Competition is heating up but some of these dilapidated old jalopies can’t take much heat.

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Regulations pose challenges for Texas wheat but biotech offers opportunities

Biotech wheat development offers wheat producers new opportunities to improve efficiency.

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Soil testing remains basis of fertility program

Checking nutrient level is an absolute in devising an efficient fertilization plan, but digging down as far as 48 inches could reveal leftover nutrients and significant savings on a fertilizer bill.

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The 2014 cotton crop in South Texas may not break records but is best in recent years

It looks to be a bumper year for South Texas cotton farmers.

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