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  • Monsanto Shares Up on Bayer-Trump Promise for Billions in U.S. Investment, Jobs

    January 18, 2017

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    From: www.foxbusiness.com By Charlie Gasparino , Brian Schwartz German chemical giant Bayer AG is promising President-elect Donald Trump billions of dollars in research and development spending in the U.S., as well as what it is saying will be a significant commitment to create jobs, if its planned merger with Monsanto Co. (MON) receives the necessary regulatory approvals to proceed, a Trump ...
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  • From the Great Depression to Great Changes

    January 11, 2017

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    TownTalk Radio came across this great story about Dan and his dad. We are proud to call Dan one of our own here at TownTalk Radio. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did! From: www.pcca.com By Blair McCowen THE STORY OF MAX AND DAN JACKSON During the Great Depression of the 1930s, a farm boy in West ...
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  • Study show benefits of youth participation in livestock shows

    January 6, 2017

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    originally from pioneer-sentinel.com by Missy Hodgin “Hungry and Naked: That’s what you’d be without agriculture.”  I saw this on a t-shirt and not only did it strike me as funny and clever but also very truthful.  Food and shelter are basic human needs; therefore those involved in agriculture are very important.  With the average age of ...
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  • 2017 South Plains Ag Conference and Trade Show Information

    January 4, 2017

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    The 2017 South Plains Ag Conference and Trade Show is scheduled for January 17, 2017 at American Legion Hall. If you would like to sponsor this event and/or set up a booth please contact Zach Bradshaw at the Terry County Extension Office by calling 806-637-4060. Booth space is available but limited and needs to be ...
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  • Could the Market Drift into the Mid-70s? It’s Possible.

    December 30, 2016

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    From: www.cottongrower.com By: Dr. O.A. Cleveland Cotton prices slid below 70 cents, basis March for the first time in months, as the market entered the last trading week of 2016. The 2017 calendar year should have more positive news in front of it, at least for the remaining 2016 crop year contracts, the March, May and July. We had cautioned ...
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  • 2017 Underground Water Conservation District Scholarships

    December 28, 2016

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Llano Estacado UWCD (Gaines County), Sandy Land UWCD (Yoakum County), and South Plains UWCD (Terry County) conduct an annual Scholarship Essay Contest open to area seniors who are seeking to advance their education.  Principals, counselors, and teachers are notified in October of the upcoming contest topic as well as submission ...
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  • There Are Jobs in Ag, and Not Enough New Grads to Fill ‘Em

    December 21, 2016

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    From: iowapublicradio.org By Luke Runyon Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The American agriculture industry has a problem though: there are not enough grads to fill those jobs. The report projects about ...
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  • A 2017 farm bill would address cotton, dairy issues

    December 17, 2016

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    From: www.deltafarmpress.com By Forrest Laws Some congressional leaders are considering writing a new farm bill a year early to address cotton, dairy issues, ag law expert says. Cotton industry leaders were between a rock and a hard place when it came to writing the 2014 farm bill – the rock being the loss of the Brazil WTO cotton case and ...
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  • UAVs helping collect crop production data, farmers become more efficient

    December 14, 2016

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    from AgriLife Today Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Alex Thomasson, 979-458-3598, thomasson@tamu.edu BRYAN – The use of unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as UAVs, is providing large amounts of data that hold keys to unlocking valuable solutions in helping farmers become more efficient and increase profitability, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research agricultural engineer. Dr. Alex ...
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  • Why Trump needs a strong Agriculture secretary

    December 10, 2016

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    From: thehill.com By Larry Combest Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack dished out strong medicine to fellow Democrats in the wake of the 2016 election: Stop writing off rural America. This advice came after President-elect Donald Trump racked up nearly 85 percent of the rural vote and 74 percent of the vote in small towns, while narrowly carrying the suburbs and medium-sized towns with 49 ...
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