Logan Hawkes

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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.
Conaway to lead House Agriculture Committee
New faces show up on the two agriculture committees of the 114th Congress, and new leadership takes over in both the House Ag Committee and the Senate Ag Committee.
USDA says normal water forecast Western states in 2015
While beneficial rains in many areas across the region last fall have given hope of a better start in 2015, so far winter snows have failed to deliver on any promise for improved water conditions.
New NASA satellite brings future to farmers
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could put farmers one step closer to the future of farming.
USDA awards $10 million for rice project
Rice Stewardship Partnership to benefit rice efforts in Texas and other states from $10 million grant.
Sugarcane aphid update presented at South Texas gathering
Sugarcane aphids reported wintering on both remnant sorghum and in Johnson grass.
Cattle TB confirmed in Texas Dairies
Cattle TB is most often detected through carcass inspection at slaughter plants.
Falling oil prices good and bad for agriculture
Lower oil prices had good and bad elements.
Texas rice producers to gather for production planning
President Obama's planned initiative to ease embargo restrictions on Cuba is some of the best news rice producers have heard in 40 years.
Counties in Southwest declared disaster areas
United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Wednesday (Jan. 7) that USDA has designated a number of counties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico qualified for federal disaster assistance.
USDA-APHIS says VS outbreak is over
The 2014 VS outbreak in the United States is officially over.
Farm profitability numbers for year end expected to drop
Net cash income is forecast at $108.2 billion, down more than 19 percent from the 2013 estimate.
Demand for U.S. wheat could rise
In an effort to protect domestic wheat prices, last week Russia moved to restrict grain exports.
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