Logan Hawkes

Articles by Logan Hawkes
Rice farmers and conservationists attend hearing
The Lower Colorado River Authority(LCRA) requested TCEQ approve a drought emergency order to withhold the water from farmers this year if the combined storage of lakes Travis and Buchanan, the region’s water reservoirs, is less than 1.1 million acre-feet at or about midnight on March 1.
Defunct Sunland could go to Ready Roast
Hope on the horizon that Sunland peanut plant in Portales may be sold to a California firm that has made an offer to purchase Sunland's assets.
Primary election for Texas ag commissioner is Mar. 4 2
The prospects for a heated race for Texas ag commissioner, including a bit of mudslinging, are high,
Fed climate hubs signal drought response
As forecasters call for another dry summer, federal, state and local fire officials are searching for resources as they gear up for what many fear will be another intense year of wildfires.
Third citrus quarantine in Texas Valley
A third citrus quarantine area established in the Texas Rio Grande Valley last week is good news and bad news for growers.
TCEQ delays action on LCRA water curtailment
Texas rice farmers will have to wait a few more days before they find out whether or not they will have a chance to receive any irrigation water from the Colorado River this year.
Asian air pollution to impact U.S. farming 1
Researchers have found that air pollution over Asia—much of it coming from China—is indeed impacting global air circulations at a potentially alarming rate.
Rural Texans unite against water curtailment
Director Richard Hyde approved the Lower Colorado River Authority's (LCRA) controversial request for emergency drought relief for 2014.
Is hemp farming in your future? 1
New farm bill may pave way for hemp production.
Climate change causing historic drought
Not only is the changing climate a contributing factor to the current drought, but with the current effects and future outlook for dry weather, conditions are forecast to intensify as a result of higher temperatures caused by the warming climate.
Bee research sheds new light on faltering colonies
In two unrelated, independent studies released this month, researchers have taken a giant step forward in shedding new light on the causes of honey bee colony collapse disorder.
Deer trapping underway in New Mexico city
Mule deer have been infiltrating the community in growing numbers, lumbering down from the mountains and forest and targeting landscaped yards and gardens as feeding areas.
Southwest states gear up for water battle
Some growers in southern New Mexico fear that lawsuit could result in a settlement that could favor Texas, making less water from the river available to New Mexico farmers.
USDA declares much of Southwest as disaster area
USDA officials have designated large areas across 11 western, southwestern and central states as disaster areas as a result of a continuing drought.
Federal versus state rights in new farm bill
Proposed amendment paves the way for the federal government to do away with individual state (agricultural) laws that protect consumers, animals and agricultural workers, and would provide federal regulators the authority to change any state law regarding agriculture as it deems fit to change.
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