Logan Hawkes

Articles by Logan Hawkes
Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy
Microsoft is putting its own spin to the sustainability issue, at least as it relates to becoming a green partner in an emerging world concerned about adversely affecting the environment.
Texas fed lawsuit can go before high court
Attorneys for the federal government submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court last week and argued in favor of the high court agreeing to hear the merits of a complaint filed last year by the State of Texas against New Mexico over shared water rights on the Rio Grande.
More Texas and N.M. counties to get disaster aid
USDA adds nine more Texas and six more New Mexico counties to growing drought disaster list.
Vilsack takes aim at helping small farms
USDA is rolling out new and expanded efforts to help small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers service local and regional markets.
New farm program made easy
USDA has rolled out a clean new web site that provides some excellent resources for understanding the way the new farm bill programs and options work.
New record for New Mexico pecans
New Mexico pecan growers are reporting optimistic harvest numbers now that pecan season has wrapped up in nut-studded Doña Ana County.
A year later a rural Texas town is still rebuilding
It has been almost eleven months since a deadly ammonium nitrate explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant changed life forever for the 2,800-plus residents of West, Texas.
Irrigation season begins in New Mexico
There is good news and bad news for Middle Rio Grande Valley farmers in New Mexico who are anxiously awaiting Monday's start to the new irrigation season.
Defining the Southwest ag census report
The number of young farmers, age 25 to 34 years, in the Southwest is going up in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Water issue offers a lesson in humility
TCEQ commissioners pointed out in last week's meeting that the only real solution to end the water crisis is a serious change in the weather.
TCEQ denies request to set water trigger
It may only be a reprieve, but a surprise decision passed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Wednesday (Feb. 26) represents something of a win for agriculture and rural Texas after commissioners failed to set a specific water level trigger for the Highland Lakes.
NCC launches farm bill meetings
The National Cotton Council (NCC) is spearheading a series of 49 educational meetings across the Cotton Belt in an effort to inform its many members on what to expect once the final rules of the new legislation are worked out and implemented into the system.
Save the citrus campaign
Non commercial citrus trees are threats to Texas citrus industry if not protected from greening disease.
Rancher signup coming for federal drought relief
Signup for the livestock indemnity program (LIP) is being expedited and may start as soon as April 14.
Rice farmers and conservationists attend hearing
The Lower Colorado River Authority(LCRA) requested TCEQ approve a drought emergency order to withhold the water from farmers this year if the combined storage of lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region’s water reservoirs, is less than 1.1 million acre-feet at or about midnight on March 1.
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