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USDA says organic industry support paying off
U.S. organic industry jump is represented by organic food sales of $39.7 and non-food organic products accounting for $3.6 billion.
Early season insect management in South Texas cotton
Cotton aphid populations so far are light to moderate and seem slow to increase based upon the latest observations.
West fertilizer explosion was no accident
West, Texas, explosion, destroyed 500 homes in the small town of 2,300, resulted in the death of 15 people and additional injuries to at least 200 other residents and "was no accident."
Internet connectivity for farmers
Farming future requires better connectivity
As the technology continues to develop and becomes a more popular tool across the industry, agriculture is seeing a rapid growth of more companies getting involved.
From battleground to breaking ground
The workshop is the latest in a growing number of similar workshops being staged around the country designed to inform and educate veterans and other individuals about existing opportunities in agriculture.
Texas Rice Belt flooded by heavy rains 1
Texas rice farmers along the lower Colorado River are mostly pleased to be getting substantial rains this spring.
Texas entomologists testing potato psyllids for insecticide resistance
Psyllids have been able to develop resistance to neonicotinoid-based insecticide management programs.
SCA numbers rising steadily in Deep South Texas
"It is critical during the next three weeks to monitor sorghum closely—every 3 to 4 days."
El Nino blasts Southwest, West with big storms
In metro Houston, flood waters inundated over a thousand homes and claimed the lives of at least six people.
Fresh Produce Expo attracts record crowd and vendors
Texas is quickly becoming the preferred destination for Mexican produce imports because of the completion of a major Mexican super highway connecting the major produce growing areas of Sinaloa, Mexico, and the Texas border.
Section 18 emergency use approved for Transform in Texas grain sorghum
EPA approves Section 18 Emergency exemption for Transform WG use on sugarcane aphids, providing two compounds for control.
Forecasters say La Nina may bring hot and dry summer
La Nińa systems usually means hot and dry days with little or no rain, a condition that producers know well after the multiyear drought at the beginning of the decade.
Beef: It’s still what’s for dinner
Red meat is back on the menu for many Americans.
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.
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