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  • Stocking new ponds with fish is a process

    April 29, 2016

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    From: today.agrilife.org By: Adam Russell Spring is a good time for landowners with new ponds to begin stocking fish but a planned approach is recommended, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist Todd Sink. “A lot of people think you just put fish in a pond and it is stocked and will result in a good fish population,” ...
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  • China announces rules for sale of 9 million bales of reserve cotton

    April 27, 2016

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    From: deltafarmpress.com By Forrest Laws “While back in February the price of cotton was about twice that of polyester, the gap has narrowed a little bit, but it is still a pretty significant gap, and that gap is not allowing cotton mill use in China to recover:” Dr. Jodie Campiche. (Farm laborers work at a cotton factory in Korla city, Xinjiang Uygur ...
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  • Cotton Jumps as India Supply Falls, Traders Reassess China Sales

    April 22, 2016

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    From: bloomberg.com By Marvin G Perez Cotton futures capped their biggest gain in more than eight months amid supply constraints and a sharp change in sentiment over what a liquidation of Chinese inventories will mean for the market. Deliveries of raw cotton to Indian mills have fallen 12 percent this season, indicating a smaller crop this year, the Cotton Association ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Mary Jane Buerkle & Lacee Hoelting on Ag Update

    April 20, 2016

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    Mary Jane Buerkle from Plains Cotton Growers and guest Lacee Hoelting with Bayer Museum of Agriculture tell us all about the exhibits and history of the museum. Bayer Museum of Agriculture is located in Lubbock, TX. Go to agriculturehistory.org to find out admission times and fees and for the location of the museum. Click the player below to listen ...
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  • Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

    April 16, 2016

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    From: appropriations.house.gov Legislation supports federal programs for rural communities, farmers, and ranchers, maintains food and drug safety, provides food security for those in need The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The proposed legislation funds important agricultural and food programs and services, including food and ...
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  • Ready or Not, It’s Planting Time

    April 12, 2016

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    From: unitedsoybean.org 15-point checklist to make sure your equipment is ready to roll Spring is a time of growth and renewal in nature. For farmers, it is also a time to take to the shop, or the barnyard, for some equipment maintenance before the demands and urgency of planting season take over. “Good maintenance is key,” says Steve Hayes, ...
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  • They’re back! Now, how to sustain bobwhite quail in Texas?

    April 9, 2016

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    From: txagtalks.texasfarmbureau.org By Gary Joiner Have you heard? The bobwhite quail and its iconic whistle are back in Texas. At least for this season. It’s been a jubilee year for the popular bird. Helped by favorable weather and improved habitat across the state, quail returned to the Texas landscape. That’s great news for farmers and ranchers and the small ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson & Ken Ross on Ag Update

    April 6, 2016

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    Dan Jackson invited Ken Ross, the owner of Needmore Gin and current President of Texas Cotton Ginners Association, to join him for Ag Update. Dan & Ken talk about the gin show going on in Lubbock this Thursday & Friday at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Click the player below to listen to the full ...
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  • To market 2016 cotton: Look for small price blips

    April 1, 2016

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    From: southwestfarmpress.com/ By Ron Smith Small, short-lived pricing opportunities may provide the best chance for U.S. cotton farmers to lock in any profit for the 2016 crop. “You must have a plan,” Kevin Brinkley, president and CEO, Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, told Oklahoma cotton growers at the annual Carnegie Cooperative Cotton Conference at Carnegie, Okla. “This sideways market is ...
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  • Texas Tech part of consortium studying sustainability of Ogallala Aquifer

    March 31, 2016

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    From: www.depts.ttu.edu/ By George Watson Researchers at Texas Tech University will participate in a $2.4 million study directed by Colorado State University that will examine the long-term sustainability of the Ogallala Aquifer. Chuck West, the Thornton Distinguished Chair in the Department of Plant and Soil Science and director of the CASNR Water Center in the College of Agricultural Sciences ...
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