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Health warnings issued for farm and ranch workers
Zika virus has no known connection with animals; so far the transmission routes appear to be exclusively human-to-human with the necessary help from the right mosquito species.
Fighting the war on insects and pathogens of vegetable farming
Where there are new insects, there is a high risk of new pathogens not common to the area as well, meaning an ever-changing environment poses a number of challenges for food producers.
Good yields reported for South Texas cotton
Record rainfall caused extensive flooding in many fields across multiple counties in the Upper Coastal Bend in April and May, and the result was damaged or destroyed crops, replanted fields, or stunted or inconsistent growth for some cotton.
South Texas cotton farmers seeing surprising yields
Producers are reporting surprising yields in many areas with as many as three bales an acre reported in dryland cotton in the Coastal Bend and even more on irrigated fields in the Valley.
NM pecan growers seek pesticide permit
Producers say the more than $100 million state pecan industry could take a big hit this year if EPA denies the request.
Green chile harvest gets underway in New Mexico
Chile growers in New Mexico's agricultural-rich Mesilla Valley region are reporting harvest is now underway on many farms.
South Texas genetics company looks for bright future
The company has grown from a regional seed supplier serving mostly South Texas to a national seed genetics and distribution company.
Ordner named Man of the Year in Agriculture
Texas County Agriculture Agents Association (TCAAA) recognized Ordner as one of the 2016 recipients of the "Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture Award,"
Uptick in Deep South Texas cotton harvest expected in late July
“We seem to have a very heavy fruit load this year. Driving across the region the last few days I saw many fields of solid white."
USDA initiative can help lower variable crop input costs
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency is committed to developing programs that help rural businesses and communities, with the ultimate goal of providing better services and, if possible...lowering overall costs to farmers and other rural businesses.
Supreme Court could move forward with water rights lawsuit
The written complaint charges New Mexico with failure to live up to the terms of a multi-state water management agreement on how to distribute and manage the waters of the Rio Grande River.
The future of farming is new technology
...science and innovation is still outpacing the agricultural industry's ability to implement invention as fast as it is introduced and made available on the market.
Feds hail new drone rules
... the rules have cleared the way for use of drones by farmers and ranchers and define the requirements and provisions to conduct remote sensing over farms and ranches.
High Court ruling tough news for New Mexico farmers
Farm and ranch supporters say decision will hurt NM agriculture industry.
Pest pressure increases in South Texas cotton
"Right now we're spraying cotton about every seven days," reports Russ Brandon who farms about 800 acres of cotton in southern Nueces County.
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