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  • Listen Now: Ag Update
    Today on Ag Update listen to Tony St. James. Click play below to listen.
  • Listen Now: Gaylon Morgan on Ag Update
    On Ag Update we had guest Gaylon Morgan who talked about the current conditions of cotton in Texas. To hear the complete interview click play below.
  • Listen Now: Dan Jackson on Ag Update
    Dan Jackson joined us on Ag Update this week along with guest Steve Verett from Plains Cotton Growers. They discuss the economic impact of farm policy. To listen to their interview click play below.              
  • Listen Now: Matt Pruner and Rebecca Gresham from NRCS on Ag Update
                      Matt Pruner with the NRCS Summer Intern Rebecca Gresham discussed soil conservation today on Ag Update along with a few other things. Click play below to listen to the entire interview.  

Articles

  • Farming legalities of drone use in U.S. – June 30 webinar

    June 29, 2015

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    Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas | Delta Farm Press June 30 webinar to discuss legal status of UAVs in agriculture Webinar runs from Noon-1 p.m. EDT/11 a.m.-Noon CDT Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas While having a remotely controlled eye in the sy has proven useful for the police and military and by private citizens for entertainment, developing regulations for ...
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  • The State of Texas Agriculture

    June 26, 2015

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        The number and nature of farms have changed over time. The number of farms in Texas has decreased from 420,000 in 1940 to 244,700 in 2012, with an average size of 523 acres. The number of small farms is increasing — but part-time farmers operate them. Mechanization of farming continues as new and larger machines replace ...
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  • Ag Update: Listen Now to Zach Bradshaw

    June 24, 2015

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    Click on the player below to hear this weeks Ag Update with Extension Agent Zach Bradshaw as he talk about alternative crops in Terry County and 4H.
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  • Improved fungicides can be a plus for producing higher-yielding wheat

    June 23, 2015

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    Forrest Laws  | Delta Farm Press By most accounts, this has been a difficult spring for farmers growing wheat in Louisiana. Excessive rain – 16 to 18 inches in recent weeks – has delayed harvest and reduced yields and test weights across most of the state. When LSU’s Steve Harrison spoke at the Macon Ridge Research Station Wheat ...
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  • Texas farmer elected to lead National Corn Growers Association

    June 20, 2015

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    Contact: Stephanie Pruitt Communications Director 800.647.CORN (2676) stephanie@texascorn.org LUBBOCK, Texas (June 15, 2015) – Texas Corn Producers congratulates Wesley Spurlock, a TCP director and farmer from Stratford, Texas, who was elected to the National Corn Growers Association’s officer rotation by the Corn Board. Spurlock will serve as the organization’s first vice president for the next fiscal year, which begins ...
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  • AgriLife Research-led study examines dairy cow genetics for impact on fertility

    June 7, 2015

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    Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Pablo Pinedo, 806-677-5600, ppinedo@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Genetic selection in dairy cattle has long been used to help improve milk production and other traits that make dairy cattle more efficient, but attention to fertility hasn’t been a big part of the mix until recently. Texas A&M AgriLife Research is leading a multi-university ...
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  • 2 keys to weed control success in 2015

    June 6, 2015

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    Ford Baldwin | Delta Farm Press I believe the success or failure of this year’s weed control programs will be determined by (1) how you coordinate residual herbicides with rainfall events and (2) how you time postemergence herbicide applications. Early May ushered in a week or so of dry weather, which was great. In a lot of ...
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  • TEXAS SORGHUM INSIDER

    May 30, 2015

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    May 21, 2015 New TGSA Online Calendar – Recently, TGSA launched a new industry calendar on its website with the intent of providing producers, industry leaders and friends with a go to location for agricultural information and events. The calendar is geared toward both domestic and international viewers. By highlighting planting and harvest dates for major ...
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  • Terry County farmers work together to help Foshee family

    May 27, 2015

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    Mammoth John Deere tractors rumbled green and bright through the thick, white fog and over the bare red furrows of an empty field early Wednesday morning as a handful of farmers prepared to plant 800 acres of cotton under a grey and cloudy sky. But these thick Terry County clouds were shimmering with a silver lining ...
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  • Area corn farmers encouraged to review ARC/PLC Selection – For Immediate Release

    May 21, 2015

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    For Immediate Release Area farmers encouraged to review ARC/PLC Selection. Late changes to corn yields under ARC could impact Texas corn farmers LUBBOCK, Texas (May 20, 2015) – Texas Corn Producers encourages farmers to review their farm program selection under the new farm bill, as TCP has been notified that the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA), on ...
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