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  • West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference

    August 24, 2016

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    Contact: Mary Jane Buerkle, Communications Advisor (806) 792-4904; maryjane@plainscotton.org West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference Set for September 13 Pre-Registration Deadline is August 31 The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. This year represents the 64th ...
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  • Ag Graduate Students Now Have Funding from USDA

    August 23, 2016

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $3.1 million to train the next generation of agricultural leaders. The funding is available through the Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program (NNF). “In the next few years, we expect to see a significant number of ...
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  • Agricultural Loan Guarantee Program

    August 21, 2016

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    From: Texas Sorghum Association, Texas Sorghum Insider Open enrollment is currently underway for the ALG Program. The program provides financial assistance to establish or enhance farming or ranching operations or to establish an agricultural-related business. Assistance is available in the form of guarantees based on a tiered structure, not to exceed $750,000 or 70% of the loan ...
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  • 2016 NASS Cash Rent Statistics Released

    August 17, 2016

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    From: Texas Sorghum Association, Texas Sorghum Insider The 2016 NASS results of their Cash Rent surveys have been released. The results are obtained by a survey of farmers conducted by the United States Department of Agricultural National Agricultural Statistics Service. Every year, NASS collects cash rent data by state for irrigated cropland, non-irrigated cropland, and pastureland. ...
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  • Backyard Poultry Producers Should Take Precautions Against Salmonella

    August 11, 2016

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    Exposure to salmonella from live poultry can be prevented if producers take the necessary precautions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. The popularity of backyard poultry flocks has increased over the last several years, but recent outbreaks of salmonella highlight the need for public education about the risks to small producers, said Craig ...
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  • Major Poultry Producer Defends the Use of Antibiotics in Their Chickens

    August 9, 2016

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    With the market demanding their meat (poultry specifically) be cage-free, free-range, raised without antibiotics, organic and so on, major producers are having to follow suit. However, one producer is pushing against the crowd flow and standing up for their practices by attempting to educate the public on the agricultural procedures and guidelines set forth by the FDA. For a little back ...
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  • How Climate Affects Wine Grapes

    August 5, 2016

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    It’s All About the Evolution This article was shared from Gear Patrol; written by LAUREN FRIEL   Like we said previously, there are many things that end up contributing to a wine’s ultimate expression — whether it’s light or full bodied, fruity, earthy, powerful or soft, and most of them live in the little, juicy miracle that is the ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson and Kyle Kelly on Ag Update

    August 3, 2016

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    Dan Jackson and Kyle Kelly discuss the many opportunities farming offers. They also talk about the West Texas Young Farmers group and what they are doing not only around the community but also politically to help advance and educate others about farming. Click play below to hear the entire interview.
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  • 5 Ways West Texas Cotton Farmers Benefit the U.S.

    August 3, 2016

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    This article was originally posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jul 29, 2016 When most people think of West Texas agriculture, they picture longhorn steers and wide open spaces of range land. Few realize that in West Texas, cotton reigns supreme. During the average year, Texas is responsible for theproduction of about 5 million cotton bales. ...
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  • Texas Gets Longest Dove Hunting Season in 80 Years

    July 28, 2016

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    2016-17 Migratory Game Bird Seasons Set Texas dove hunters can look forward to the longest season in 80 years, thanks to season dates adopted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently. While the traditional opening dates established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remain fixed, a new 90-day season this fall means hunters will have ...
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