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Cotton and grain on the minds of South Texas farmers
Cotton remains popular in South Texas.
Nitrogen may offer better bioethanol solution
Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas.
Beef producers strongly support checkoff
Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year’s totals.
Colorado snow could benefit New Mexico water crisis
NRCS Snow Survey Program provides monthly mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States.
COOL lawsuit dismissed by US district court
Canadian cattle and hog industries have argued that COOL has cost them combined losses of more than $900 million.
Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014
New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought.
U.S. cattle prices spike over Mad Cow report
Reports of BSE in a Canadian cow have caused a spike in U.S. cattle prices.
U.S. could be facing megadrought
A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.
Grants available to help new farmers
New farm bill programs support USDA efforts to attract more young people to agriculture careers.
Stronger dollar could hurt US commodity exports
While a stronger dollar may help stabilize prices for certain farm or ranch supply items, it also has a negative impact on exports.
USDA says cattle herds expand as feed prices fall
After seven consecutive years of decline, USDA is reporting a slight increase in cattle numbers, about 1 percent over cattle numbers reported last fall.
New Mexico Attorney General wants money to fight Texas suit
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way last year for Texas to proceed with its lawsuit against New Mexico.
The push is on to open Cuban market for US agriculture
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said by lowering the embargo with Cuba, U.S. farmers could easily compete because of lower shipping costs.
Chinese methanol plant gaining speed
As of 2009, the latest year for which figures are available, only 1.7 percent of privately owned land in farms or forest, or 22.8 million acres, was owned by foreign interests.
Benefits of cover crop outweigh water requirements
Cover crops have the potential to provide multiple benefits.
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