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Steady food prices and lower gas prices this holiday
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 will cost $49.41.
LCRA seeks approval to cut irrigation water for fourth straight year
The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board of Directors voted 11 to 2 this week to ask permission from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to curtail releases from the lakes once again in 2015.
NSAC offers Farm Bill assistance guide for new farmers
NASC guide offers information about microloans, revenue protection, risk management, organic crop insurance, direct and guaranteed farm loans, conservation loans and more.
More lightning strikes predicted for the years ahead
New climate models are now predicting an increase in the number of lightning strikes in the years ahead, the result of warming temperatures.
New Mexico crop report looks good in NASS November report
New Mexico is on track for a good production year for cotton, grains and peanuts.
Fate of Portales peanut plant still up in the air
Hope still runs high around Portales, New Mexico, that the peanut plant will resume production.
Five years later and Santana textile operation on hold
Perry awarded Santana a $1.65 million grant in 2008 through the Texas Enterprise Fund to support the building and operation of the new denim facility.
Mexico and Canada want COOL reform now
Last month's WTO decision puts the pressure on U.S. trade officials to make additional revisions in labeling requirements.
Brooks County at 'high risk' for Equine Piroplasmosis
In most parts of the world, equine piroplasmosis is endemic, routine, even commonplace. It's a foreign animal disease in the United States.
APHIS expands HLB quarantine zone in Texas
As research continues to ramp up in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (USDA-APHIS) nationwide efforts to fight the spread of Huanglongbing (HLB), or Citrus Greening disease (CG).
Republican Sid Miller to lead Texas Department of Agriculture
Republican and former State Representative Sid Miller scored a solid victory at the polls Tuesday over his Democrat opponent Jim Hogan with an overwhelming 60 percent of the popular vote to become the next Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.
Dancing to the El Niño shuffle
El Niño may require a month or more to develop and unleash its full effect.
President authorizes disaster aid for New Mexico floods
Local officials say significant rains over the last two months saturated soils and were instrumental in increasing runoff and flood waters associated with September's tropical storms.
Texas lawmakers want better feral hog control
Texas alone is home to an estimated 2.6 million feral swine, the largest population of any state. These wild animals are credited with causing an estimated $52 million in agricultural damages to the state each year, and that number is rising.
Made in Rural America update
"USDA has created employment opportunities in rural America through investments in manufacturing, energy and small businesses."
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