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Feds warn of dry season in New Mexico
Farmers in New Mexico's Central Rio Grande Valley are now beginning to wonder if they could be the next water rights holders to fall victim to diminishing water resources.
U.S. and Cuba move toward closer agriculture ties with pact
As tensions mounted in a rare joint news conference between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana on Monday, U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack was making headway with Cuba's Minster of Agriculture Gustavo Rodriguez-Rollero.
Urban Sprawl threatens Texas farm leases
Pressure from expanding cities and larger populations will make less land available for lease around major and expanding population centers.
Sorghum tool available to determine SCA input costs
Tool can be useful not only for Coastal Bend producers but also for grain sorghum farmers in a much greater geographic area.
Farmers and ranchers may be in for tax surprise in 2018
Chances are you haven't heard about that law, which was part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, passed into law last November.
Hidden tax law threatens small business partnership options on the farm
Harl says he takes exception not only to the repeal of the tax-filing advantage offered to farm and ranch small business partnerships, but more importantly the way it was done by Congress.
South Texas planting off to good start
Nueces County is the highest producing sorghum county in the U.S. and farmers decided to roll planters early this year in spite of a shortage of measurable rainfall.
U.S. tractor factory to be built in Cuba
Two Alabama investors plan to move forward with plans to build a plant that will have the capability to assemble up to a thousand tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.
Nueces County crop production report for 2015
Things are getting fairly dry again in many parts of Texas, especially in the Coastal Bend.
Remaining profitable is possible in spite of low commodity prices
"The wrong cuts could result in yield reductions and/or detrimental impacts over the next several years, such as with poor weed management. Increasing efficiency may be a more viable option."
Vilsack kicks off new round of war against plant diseases
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that $58.25 million of Section 1007 funding for 2016 will be distributed among a total of 434 projects that prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests and diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture and the environment and ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States for years to come.
State of Texas, South Texas business and local government officials join to add more agriculture inspectors at Texas-Mexico land ports
The agriculture and transportation industry in South Texas has expressed the need for more USDA inspectors.
Dry soils have helped Texas winter vegetables
"Cabbage, carrots and onions in the Rio Grande Valley are doing extremely well," says Dr. Juan Anciso, an AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist in Weslaco, .
Extension officials urge sorghum growers to comment on TDA request for Section 18 exemption for use of Transform in 2016
The EPA has opened a brief public comment period for the Texas Section 18 request for Transform on sorghum for SCA management.
New amendments to Cuban sanctions announced by Feds
The White House announced in December, 2014, that the administration would pursue a path toward normalizing relations with Cuba.
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