Logan Hawkes

The lowdown on the elusive El Niño
There seems to be hope among some Southwest farmers and ranchers who say they believe El Niño is indeed stirring on the far horizon.
Corn coming out of our ears
Unless disaster strikes, it's going to be a record or near-record year for the U.S. corn harvest.
The silent war on U.S. agriculture
Closing of the USDA-ARS Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas, could compromise food saety and productivity.
LCRA action could reduce water impacts to rice growers
It has been a tough three years or more for Texas rice farmers, the fragile coastal environment, and the rural communities that dot the landscape of the Lower Colorado River after the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) was granted emergency drought status in recent years from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), resulting in decreased water flows that left rice fields dry, communities short on water and a bay system dangerously close to an environmental disaster.
Port demand may be cause of large South Texas winter wheat crop
The combined ports of Corpus Christi and Brownsville stand to rake in economic benefits from a rail project nearing completion.
New Mexico chile harvest heats up as cooler weather arrives
This fall, across New Mexico the sweet aroma of roasting green chiles fills the air.
Tropical rains assail Texas as Gulf system approaches
Rain showers could bring an additional 2.5 to 5 inches of rain to a broad area of the coastal plains including the Rio Grande Valley and the Texas Coastal Bend.
National weapons lab helps create new technology for agriculture
What business would the nation's premier weapons development laboratory have with agriculture?
Farms shrink as cities bulge, or not; a tale of two cities
But times are changing, and change is different, depending on which side of the state line you live.
Farmland prices rise in New Mexico
For New Mexico, the final annual report indicates farmland values rose across the state for both irrigated and non-irrigated farm.
Tropical rains slow South Texas harvest, cause problems in Coastal Texas
Tropical storms bringing moisture to south Texas, along Texas coast and into Louisiana. New Mexico chile peppers and pecans may benefit.
Water woes cause desperate measures
It's no secret that the absence of rain for an extended period of time has dire consequences. After all, as they say, 'they don't call it drought for nothing'.
Be glad you do not farm in Mexico
Drug cartels make farming in Mexico a difficult proposition. Some "buy and sell" crops and pocket the difference while some use local police as collection points.
Southeast cotton producers impressed with size of Texas cotton industry
Participants in the Southwest leg of the annual PIE program agree that everything does seem bigger in Texas—more equipment, bigger fields, larger gins and bigger problems with weather
West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico
Season's first cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been reported in New Mexico. Two horse and one human case has been confirmed.
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