Logan Hawkes

Logan
Hawkes
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Changing weather offers hope against animal diseases
The primary insects known to vector VS in horses and cattle, and mosquito activity in areas that received excessive rainfall may continue to promote the spread of VS and West Nile Virus among humans and livestock.
New Mexico town celebrates return of long awaited harvest
Producers say unexpected heavy rains offered adequate water to bring crops to harvest this year, and that is cause for celebration as harvest gets underway.
Anthrax confirmed in Jim Wells County cow
Health officials say it is not unusual for livestock and select other farm animals to contract anthrax.
APHIS seeks comment on predator wasp release
Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus diseases in the world.
Fed grant designed to help small farmers in New Mexico
Several programs and organizations in New Mexico will share in nearly $1 million in grant funds, part of an effort to aid family farm and ranch operations.
Large herd of stray cattle rounded up by border horse team
TAHC officials say nearly 300 head of stray and feral cattle— animals that had obviously wandered across the river into border areas on the Texas side of the border—were recently rounded up near Langtry, Texas.
Federal disaster assistance awarded for New Mexico floods
On Monday (Oct. 6), the President signed the federal declaration of disaster and ordered FEMA to dispatch assistance to aid and supplement New Mexico state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas most affected by recent severe storms and flooding.
APHIS action could prevent movement of cattle fever ticks
Failure to decrease the number of nilgai antelope population in a small area of Deep South Texas could result in the spread of Texas Cattle Fever on more U.S. soil.
The need for more grapes in Texas
Producers of Texas grapes and wines, many of them new farming families, are taking advantage of an expanding market for Texas wine products.
New Mexico green chile crop takes a late season hit
New Mexico producers hope to continue harvesting chile well into November if fields can escape early frost.
The lowdown on the elusive El Niño
There seems to be hope among some Southwest farmers and ranchers who say they believe El Niño is indeed stirring on the far horizon.
Corn coming out of our ears
Unless disaster strikes, it's going to be a record or near-record year for the U.S. corn harvest.
The silent war on U.S. agriculture
Closing of the USDA-ARS Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas, could compromise food saety and productivity.
LCRA action could reduce water impacts to rice growers
It has been a tough three years or more for Texas rice farmers, the fragile coastal environment, and the rural communities that dot the landscape of the Lower Colorado River after the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) was granted emergency drought status in recent years from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), resulting in decreased water flows that left rice fields dry, communities short on water and a bay system dangerously close to an environmental disaster.
Port demand may be cause of large South Texas winter wheat crop
The combined ports of Corpus Christi and Brownsville stand to rake in economic benefits from a rail project nearing completion.
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