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  • Yes You Can Drink Wine with Spring Foods

    May 23, 2016

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    From http://winefolly.com/: The spring harvest invokes images of greens, tart salads and crunchy fresh vegetables. Yum! But how do you pair spring foods with wine? Traditionally, greens are the enemy of wine. The bitterness and sulfur-like flavors in artichoke and asparagus are often considered the antithesis of a ‘wine food’. Not to worry, there are a few great ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Zach Bradshaw on Ag Update

    May 18, 2016

    Zach Bradshaw - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent - Terry County
    Zach Bradshaw talks about some different conferences and workshops going on, along with some new plant research happening. Click on the player for the full interview.  
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  • Bayer Said to Explore Bid for $40 Billion Seed Company Monsanto

    May 13, 2016

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    From: www.bloomberg.com Bayer AG is exploring a potential bid for U.S. competitor Monsanto Co. in a deal that would create the world’s largest supplier of seeds and farm chemicals, according to people familiar with the matter. The German firm has held preliminary discussions internally and with advisers about buying Monsanto, which has a market value of almost $40 ...
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  • Considerations for Cotton Planting and Early Season Growth

    May 11, 2016

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    From: agrilife.org by Seth Byrd, Assistant Professor & Extension Cotton Specialist, Lubbock, TX As we near the time of the year when cotton planting will start in the High Plains and Rolling Plains region, it is always helpful to remind ourselves of early-season growth and development of cotton in order to start-off the season strong. Two of the ...
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  • LISTEN NOW: Dan Jackson & Kody Bessent on Ag Update

    May 4, 2016

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    Dan Jackson with guest Kody Bessent from Plains Cotton Growers are on Ag Update today. Click play below to listen to the full interview.
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  • NRCS to Help Farmers Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality

    May 3, 2016

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    From: www.nrcs.usda.gov The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $2 million to help farmers install edge-of-field stations that monitor water quality as it leaves their fields, providing data to evaluate the success of various conservation efforts. The funding is available to farmers located across key watersheds in nine states and is part of ...
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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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