According to the association, TPPA's underlying mission is to provide education through conferences and communication for all involved in production agriculture in Texas. Since the late 1980s the group has attracted plant professionals from science, education and industry to form a unique forum to address longstanding and new obstacles to productive crop production development.
The Chase Ranch Foundation, owner of the historic Chase Ranch near Cimarrón since Sammis passed away in Aug. of 2012, and the adjacent and famous Philmont Scout Ranch, have announced the joint signing of a long-term lease and operating agreement that will help restore facilities at the ranch and open the ranch up to scouts and the general public in the years ahead.
With the availability of new phone and device applications - better known as apps - booming across the industry, farmers and ranchers who have learned to embrace the new technology are saying it is as important to them as once was a hammer and screwdriver in the tool box of their pick up truck - and it can do a great deal more to help manage their operations.
With the advent of cooler weather and the biological changes in pepper plants as a result, green pepper harvest is winding down now and harvesting red peppers now takes over as the primary task at hand, with early reports indicating there are still plenty of red peppers being picked and dried and sold at roadside stands and grocery stores across the Southwest.
Valencia peanut growers in Texas and New Mexico may be scrambling for a new buyer after officials at Sunland peanut butter plant in Portales, New Mexico, announced they have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy .