Logan Hawkes

Concerns mounting over growing VS cases in Texas horses
The sudden appearance of Vesicular Stomatitis has prompted intrastate restrictions on the movement of animals across state lines and limits international movement of animals from Texas into several foreign destinations.
More cases of VS in Equine discovered in Texas
Three more VS cases have been confirmed in horses in Hidalgo County near Edinburg.
EPA extends comment period on water rules to allow agriculture input
Pressure from farm groups and rural property owners has influenced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plans to cut off public comment on its proposed definition for waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act.
TAHC rules change in Texas for Bovine TB, other rule changes proposed
Effective immediately, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) adopted a number of new rules and amendments to Texas animal health regulations associated with dairy cattle exposed to tuberculosis, two new provisions for beef cattle that originated in Mexico, microchip Piroplasmosis Reactors for equine, and rule changes for registration of domestic and exotic fowl.
Coastal Bend growers, IPM officials meet on sugarcane aphid problems
Expecting the problem to get worse before it gets better, Texas AgriLife entomologist Dr. Mike Brewer delivered the latest news about the growing sugarcane aphid threat to Coastal Bend grain sorghum producers who gathered in a meeting last week in Corpus Christi, warning them to gear up for a fight with the pest as the current outbreak intensifies.
Rabies concerns growing for the Southwest
A rash of what is believed to be rabid skunks in Eddy County, New Mexico, has raised concerns that this year the disease could be as bad or worse than 2012.
New study says sorghum could be new bioenergy crop
Two new studies point to sweet and biomass sorghum, and sweet sorghum juice sugars, as potential stock for better and more cost-effective methods and materials of biofuel production.
USDA awards $6 million to help farmers with new farm bill
USDA announces $6 million in grants to support programs to help the nation's agriculture producers understand the many new programs authorized by the 2014 farm bill
First cases this year of VS in the US found in Texas horses
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is reporting the first cases of Vesicular stomatitis (VS) in the U.S. this year have surfaced in Southwest Texas
New Mexico radar picks up massive grasshopper swarms
Mysterious radar signals in recent nights are turning out to be large swarms of grasshoppers flying high above north central New Mexico, setting off alarms at the National Weather Service station in Albuquerque.
Lower Rio Grande Valley looks at alternative water solutions 1
Rio Grande Regional Water Authority (RGRWA) is desperately on the hunt for new water sources.
Texas peach season underway, offers hope for recovery
An early March Central Texas freeze caused about half the area's peach buds to drop before they bloomed.
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.
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