Logan Hawkes

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New funding available for feral swine control
Wild swine are credited with causing as much as $500 million in economic damage in Texas every year.
South-Southeast Texas cotton and grain update
Farm activity is ablaze with corn and grain sorghum harvest in full swing with cotton not far behind, at least in Deep South Texas.
Beef is heart friendly diet option
Nutrition scientists at Penn State say eating lean beef can reduce health risks including high blood pressure and heart disease.
Soil moisture profiles still low
Despite the continuing drought and poor soil conditions, rainfall Texas has received so far this year have proved beneficial.
New Mexico pecan specialists see bright future for pecan growers
An increasing global demand for pecans offers a bright spot for the industry.
Exotic nilgai could be hunted to help eradicate Cattle Fever Ticks in Texas
The cattle fever tick, and the disease it carries, has the devastating potential to cripple the U.S. cattle industry if not contained.
Concerns over growing VS cases in Texas horses
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has confirmed two head of cattle in Jim Wells County near Mathis are infected with VS.
Sugarcane aphids back in Valley, harvesting underway in Coastal Bend
As grain sorghum harvest picks up in South Texas and the Coastal Bend, Texas AgriLife researchers, pest management specialists and county agents are reporting increased sugarcane aphid (SCA) activity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
First anthrax case in Texas, more VS reported
Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have reported the first case of anthrax in Texas.
New USDA grants to help specialty crop industry
USDA says the economic, environmental and social sustainability of specialty crop industries and the improved economies of the communities that depend on these industries are the ultimate beneficiaries of the NCPN program.
Changing weather could bring relief, risks to New Mexico agriculture
With four consecutive years of drought across New Mexico and the greater Southwest, farmers and ranchers in the Land of Enchantment are expressing hope this week as the first of typical monsoon rains have filtered into the state, in some cases bringing substantial seasonal moisture.
More restrictions on livestock movement in Texas
Louisiana becomes the latest state to impose enhanced requirements on horses and other livestock crossing their state line from a state that has diagnosed cases of VS.
Bumper grain sorghum harvested expected in South Texas
Nearly a million acres of grain sorghum is either being harvested or being prepared for harvest across South Texas from the Lower Rio Grande Valley north up the coastline to Houston, and early reports indicate the crop is yielding.
Citrus Greening funds filter down from USDA
Biocontrol efforts to combat citrus greening in Texas, California and Florida are getting a boost from USDA.
Multi-state ag commissioners visit Texas-Mexico border
Agriculture commissioners from eight states got a close look at the unique problems facing ag producers on the Texas-Mexico border during a special tour hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture recently.
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