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Texas A&M opts for Middle East research center
Texas A&M leads the way in international research partnerships.
Texas AgriLife extends commitment to vegetable research
Texas AgriLife researchers are stepping up their game when it comes to fresh fruit, produce and vegetables grown in Texas, with an emphasis on how to get back to the days when homegrown food tasted better.
COOL issue still up in air while consumers reminded of beef benefits
Canadian and Mexican officials have announced a retaliatory plan to impose punitive tariffs on a host of U.S. products if Congress fails to repeal COOL.
Vegetable prices jump after heavy rains
Higher produce prices are a trending result of heavy El Niño-driven rains, but the long range benefit could be improved water conditions in areas that have long suffered from recent or continuing drought.
Peanuts could prevent world hunger
Peanuts can help save starving children in the modern world and could go a long way in meeting the growing food needs of tomorrow.
New Mexico food program connects farmers and needy families
“We help families of all ages by distributing food and by providing healthy recipes, food tasting and nutrition information,” Bunch said about the new strategy.
Food security depends on better nitrogen management
According to researchers, plants use only a portion of nitrogen offered by most commercial fertilizers. The greater part of that synthetic nitrogen is left in the ground, filters into ground or surface water or is distributed into the air
Wet winter could be bad for South Texas vegetable crop
Meteorologist Dale Nelson predicts those wet conditions could further be exasperated by a second flow of moisture-laden air sliding in from the Gulf of Mexico, providing a one-two punch for Texas coastal areas this winter and potentially bringing one of the wettest winters in years.
Texas Ag Commissioner agrees to delay fee hikes
Miller announced fee hikes earlier this year to help generate funds to offset a major shortfall in the agriculture department's two-year operating budget.
Weather provides opportunity and challenge for South Texas farms
From the Lower Rio Grande Valley to the Upper Southeast Coast to the vegetable-rich Winter Garden region in south-central Texas, recovery from the drought of recent years has been a welcome relief, but related wet weather challenges in recent months have added to producers concerns, including increased pest and weed pressure in many areas.
Weather provides opportunity and challenge for South Texas farms
From the Lower Rio Grande Valley to the Upper Southeast Coast to the vegetable-rich Winter Garden region in south-central Texas, recovery from the drought of recent years has been a welcome relief, but related wet weather challenges in recent months have added to producers concerns, including increased pest and weed pressure in many areas.
Valencia peanuts decline in New Mexico and Texas
Most Valencia varieties were grown in eastern New Mexico and western parts of Texas until the failure of the Sunland plant, so the unexpected closure hit local growers hard.
Texas vinters to get help from soybean treatment

For many years Texas cotton farmers have battled a fungus, Phymatotrichopsis omnivora, better known as cotton root rot. The fungus caused devastating losses to cotton producers down through the years until researchers recently discovered that a fungicide initially intended to treat soybean rust worked well to help manage l the fungus in cotton fields.

Oklahoma rains help cattle and wheat producers
Peel says cattlemen remain careful but optimistic after exceptional drought conditions in recent years forced a majority of producers to downsize their herds.
High tunnel vegetable farming, is it right for you?
High Tunnels are ideal for vegetables, small fruits, cut flowers, and other crops.
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