Logan Hawkes

Logan
Hawkes
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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
Farmers are asking if El Niño is here to stay, and when will the rains end
It's not very often that farmers and ranchers complain about the rain. For them, not only is water the essence of life, it is paramount to the success of their agricultural operations. But when is too much rain enough?
Weed explosion across coastal Texas
Since glyphosate-resistant water hemp and Palmer amaranth have been discovered in Texas in recent years, an exceptionally wet fall and winter and now spring season is causing concern that the growing season, while off to a good start, is also prime time for an exceptional uptick in weed problems across wide areas of Texas.
Fever tick fight escalates on Texas border
"We're down here chasing fever ticks," reports Dawna Michalke, Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) Region 3 inspector.
China wants more US sorghum
The popularity of grain sorghum this year is fueled by stable prices in place since last year.
Planting deadlines pass for South Texas farmers
According to the National Weather Service, rainfall amounts between 6 and 10 inches fell across wide areas of the Coastal Bend over the last two weeks .
New Mexico dairymen agree to monitor pollutants
Because of multiple years of a debilitating drought, water flows in the Rio Grande have dropped dramatically, as they have in a pair of area reservoirs, the primary source of irrigation water to farmers in the region.
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