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  • USDA Reminds Producers of Aug. 1 Deadline to Enroll in ARC and PLC Programs

    July 21, 2016

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    Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2016 crop year.  Producers have already elected ARC or PLC, but must enroll for the 2016 crop year by signing a contract before the Aug. 1 deadline ...
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  • C’mon, America! We can do better.

    July 18, 2016

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    It seems like the agricultural community is always on defense in the political realm, and this is no less true with our current presidential election. Gary Joiner, senior associate director of Public Relations for Texas Farm Bureau, wrote this opinion piece on our presidential candidates and what they mean for those in the agricultural community. The presidential ...
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  • THE 19 BEST TEXAS WINES TO EMERGE IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS

    July 16, 2016

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    For those of you who enjoy sampling the new wines on the market, or may simply love to settle down at the end of the day with a glass of wine, here’s a good read for you. I found this Summer 2016 Edition of the Top Texas Wines on TexasMonthly.com and really enjoyed it; i think you might ...
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  • Arrest Made in Yoakum County Pronghorn Shooting

    July 12, 2016

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    Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens arrested a man from Seminole, Texas Friday July 8th, after he turned himself in for multiple violations including shooting and killing a pronghorn at night, and waste of a game animal. The arrest followed several weeks of investigating conducted by Lubbock district game wardens. The incident occurred on or about ...
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  • Local Farmers Monty & Kathy Henson Make Farmer Spotlight

    July 7, 2016

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    Monty & Kathy Henson are names that most in our area have at the very least heard mentioned but most know them personally. They both know the meaning of family and hard work. The couple was recently featured in a blog by Texas Peanut Producers. The following article is from texaspeanutboard.com and is the blog featuring the Henson ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson & Kody Bessent on Ag Update

    July 6, 2016

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    Hear Dan Jackson and Kody Bessent, with Plains Cotton Growers, talk about Gin Cost Sharing, oil seed designation and pacts on Ag Update. Listen to this informative and interesting show by clicking play below.
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  • Stiles Farm Field Day features drone technology

    July 4, 2016

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    AgriLife researchers have come up with a new way to keep an eye on your crops…from the sky. The idea of using drone technology may sound far-fetched at first, however there may be good reason to put his bit of technology on your holiday wishlist. The future of drone technology and its potential uses in Central Texas Blacklands farming ...
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  • Ocean-Watching Satellite Reveals Secrets of Soil

    June 30, 2016

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    A satellite launched to study the salinity of the ocean is also proving helpful in understanding the land. NASA’s Aquarius instrument, which is aboard the Argentinian Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas, captured the data used to make this image showing soil moisture around the globe. This soil moisture map is useful for researchers monitoring soil conditions for ...
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  • COOL TOOLS: NEW GREASE PROVIDES LUBRICATING PROTECTION IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

    June 27, 2016

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    The antifriction metal treatment added to Prolong’s Extreme High Performance EP-2 grease clings well while lubricating over a wide temperature range to ease friction. The calcium sulfonate grease is formulated to withstand harsh, corrosive environments often found in off-road vehicles and manufacturing equipment. Featuring a high drop point and mechanical stability, the grease delivers a high load-carrying ...
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  • Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

    June 23, 2016

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      The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA) will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton farmers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. Sign-up for the program began June 20th and runs through Aug. 3 at the local FSA office. ...
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