Logan Hawkes

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Overnight infestation in coastal sorghum field
Lower Rio Grande Valley farmers in deep South Texas continue their fight against an explosion of white sugarcane aphids in sorghum fields, which could move into Coastal Bend fields.
Welcome rains fall far and wide across Texas, more needed
It's an old saying we often use in our regional vernacular, but one that fits particularly well for heavy rain events experienced across large areas of Texas over the Memorial Day weekend.
“White” Sugarcane Aphid: “Brace yourself” warns IPM specialist
AgriLife officials were astounded at the rapid jump in aphid numbers.
More water available this year for New Mexico chili pepper growers
New Mexico chili pepper growers and pecan producers in the agricultural-rich middle basin of the Rio Grande River will receive almost twice as much irrigation water this year as they did in 2013.
Grasshopper invasion possible across Southwest
While no one is willing to say the sudden appearance of large numbers of grasshoppers in and around Albuquerque is sounding an alarm for New Mexico agriculture, many admit it could be cause for concern.
Texas cattle producers set to vote on new state beef checkoff
Texas beef producers will have a chance vote the first week of June on a proposed maximum assessment of $1 per head of cattle in addition to the current National Beef Checkoff, collected at each transfer of ownership.
Texas water officials issue strong words to Mexico
A public information session in Brownsville spotlights ongoing and troubling issues concerning the 1944 Water Treaty between the U.S. and Mexico.
New FSA state director named in New Mexico
USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia recently announced the appointment of New Mexico native Molly Manzanares as the new State Executive Director for New Mexico.
RGV meeting set by state water officials
Public meeting in LRGV will address 1944 International Water Treaty.
Ag census reveals drop in New Mexico farm income
Net farm income in New Mexico has dropped for farms and ranch operations across the state by as much as 45 percent over the last five years.
National Climate Assessment paints dark future
New study focuses on specific consequences of climate change for the U.S. and looks at the effects of climate change for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Grain bin lockout-tag-out safety
Agriculture remains one of the most hazardous industries in the United States.
Life threatening grain bin encounters
More than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent over the past 50 years.
USDA offers second round of small farm funding
USDA officials have released a second package of assistance programs that include research awards, technical assistance, and marketing support designed to aid farm operations suffering from drought and disaster.
Feds make Rio Grande decision
Federal engineers plan on releasing supplemental water currently stored in reservoirs upstream to help keep the water flowing in the Rio Grande.
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