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  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s disappoints in media release about cottonseed as “other oilseed”

    February 4, 2016

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    NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 3, 2016Contact: Mary Jane Buerkle, Director of Communications and Public Affairs  maryjane@plainscotton.org, (806) 792-4904 Plains Cotton Growers today expressed disappointment in U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s remarks to the media today about not having the legal authority to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed” under the 2014 Farm Bill.“We continue to ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson & Jeff Cooper on Ag Update

    February 3, 2016

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    Dan Jackson & Jeff Cooper talk Terry County Stockshow and Politics on Ag Update. Click the player below to listen to the full show.
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  • What are the issues that concern cotton farmers in 2016?

    February 2, 2016

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    Southewest Farmpress Ron Smith In addition to worries that cotton prices will remain stagnant throughout the 2016 production and marketing season, farmers have other out-of-the-field issues they need to think about as they prepare to plant this year’s crop. Marketing certificates, actively engaged, STAX and SCO, “other oilseed” status, and the yield exclusion option are among concerns the ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: January Ag Leader of the Month Alfred Newsom

    January 28, 2016

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    Congratulations to the Newsom Family, which is our Ag Leader of the Month. Click the player to listen to Sammie Skains tell us about Alfred Newsom and his contribution to the Terry County ag community. Thanks to Brownfield Seed & Delinting for sponsoring Terry County Ag Leader of the Month.
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  • Ahead: Several years of tighter credit?

    January 27, 2016

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    Danny Klinefelter, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rodney Jones, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University Original Story from Southwest Farmpress Credit problems are increasing due to tighter margins, weather problems in some regions of the country, reductions in the level of farm program payments, and a softening of ...
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  • New products help boost irrigation efficiency

    January 25, 2016

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    Ron Smith Southwest Farm Press The balancing act required to manage precious irrigation water resources, and to insure that plants receive enough to reach yield goals without wasting or spending too much money on pumping, gets ever more precarious for Southwest farmers. Many have converted irrigation systems — furrow to pivot; pivot to LESA or LEPA; pivot to ...
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  • COTTON SPIN: The dance of demand: Things that need to happen

    January 21, 2016

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    The January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates cotton numbers from USDA included some major downward revisions in foreign production, particularly for Pakistan, India, and China). That now implies a 17 million bale year-over-year reduction in world cotton production, which is a necessary adjustment. Forecasted world consumption now exceeds production by 9.4 million bales, and that ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Mary Jane Buerkle & Tom Sell on Ag Update

    January 20, 2016

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    Mary Jane Buerkle and Tom Sell, from Combest, Sell & Associates, talked about the past, present and future of cotton today on Ag Update. Listen to the interview by clicking play below.
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  • Texas pesticide regulations change to define auxin use

    January 19, 2016

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    Southwest Farm Press Ron Smith Texas pesticide regulations have been changed to better define the list of 2,4-D and dicamba formulations and to exempt 2,4-D and dicamba from the “regulated pesticide” category, but only when used on transgenic auxin tolerant crops. Randy Rivera, administrator for Agriculture Protection and Certification, Texas Department of Agriculture, explained these changes during a ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Zach Bradshaw – SPAG Conference

    January 13, 2016

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    Zach Bradshaw tells us about the South Plains Ag Conference that is coming up next week. Click play below to hear all the details.
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