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Mexican produce imports jump significantly at Texas ports
Produce imports from Mexico have increased substantially in recent years, and produce imports through Texas ports are steadily increasing.
Cuba and a new economic era
Former Secretaries of Agriculture say new opportunities for growth and expansion of U.S. agriculture will get a major boost when U.S.-Cuban trade relationships are normalized.
South Texas crop life after the deluge
Corn and sorghum plants that were lodging from the high winds and floods are growing taller and looking healthier.
Food security issue arises for third consecutive summer
A DSHS advisory this week noted that the number of cases of Cyclospora in Texas has reached 70 this year; 54 reported in one week.
Texas surpasses California in freight volume from Mexico
Texas outpaced California this month (June 2015) and has claimed the title as the state with the highest refrigerated freight volume.
Texas onion, tomato production takes major hit
Many vegetable growers across the state are reeling from costly damage from heavy rain, floods and high winds.
No break from Mother Nature as Texas, Oklahoma get drenched by June rains
While the record rains of May were welcomed by most Texas farmers and ranchers after years of severe drought, what many say started as a blessing is quickly turning into a disaster.
Texas farmers qualify for flood relief
USDA officials estimate farmers across the state are facing either flooded or inaccessible fields that could result in unharvested wheat or low-quality grain crops later this year.
Rainfall helps Texas cattle herds rebound
Economists and ranchers are beginning to talk in a positive tone about the future of beef in Texas ,
In spite of rains, USDA says fire risks will increase
The buildup of fuel, a changing climate, and insect and disease pressure, heavy forested areas, especially in the West, could tax federal fire suppression efforts in 2015.
Southern rust reported in Texas coastal corn
Southern rust is a foliar disease that can reduce yield potential. Dsease is showing up in south Texas.
Deadly storms in Southwest mount; Farmers asked to search river banks
Continued rains, flooding prompt request for farmers and other landowners to search debris piles along rivers downstream from Wimberly, Texas.
Wet fields may be keeping sugarcane aphid numbers in check
Texas has received an average 7.54 inches of rain so far this May, besting the previous record of 6.66 inches recorded in June of 2004.
Wet spring brings fewer wildfires to Southwest
The number of wildfire events have been way down so far this year, a development fire officials say is a welcome break from four years of elevated fire activity.
Pest invasion likely across Southwest
New invasive pest species come not only from Mexican but also from adjoining state
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