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Early hurricane forecast calls for small chance of U.S. landfall
If forecasters are right, it should be a relatively slow year for hurricane development across the Atlantic Basin.
Leaders preparing for water crisis
Four years of dry weather now and the Southwest stands on the threshold of another year of drought crisis.
Chili pepper production down in New Mexico
New Mexico commercial production fell sharply last year according to a USDA year-end crop production report and confirmed by the latest crop statistics from the New Mexico Department of Agriculture.
USDA-APHIS declares war on national wild hog problem
The first-ever federally authorized feral swine management and control project includes the participation of local, state and federal agencies.
Spring planting in South Texas off and running
The wheels of agriculture roll across field and pasture this spring, a brisk start in the Texas southland.
USDA says disaster sign-up starts April 15
Farmers and ranchers can sign up for disaster assistance programs that have been reestablished and strengthened by the Agriculture Act of 2014, beginning Tuesday, April 15.
Southwest ag producer tax deferment strategies
Farmers and ranchers may face added tax liabilities because the Internal Revenue Service considers insurance settlements on the farm and ranch as taxable income.
Millions in peanut butter dumped in New Mexico
Closed peanut plant instructed to dump nearly 25 tons of bottled peanut butter in a landfill in southeastern New Mexico.
El Niño: As the world turns the weather changes
The National Weather Climate Prediction Center is saying the chances for the odds of an El Niño return now stands at about 50-50, but other meteorologists are saying conditions are improving that could increase those chances in the weeks ahead.
Peanut butter controversy not over yet
An additional layer of controversy hangs over a federal bankruptcy case in Albuquerque, New Mexico, over the fate of Sunland Incorporated's shuttered peanut plant in Portales
N.M. chili growers warned about virus
New Mexico State University (NMSU) plant and weed specialists are warning growers to watch for factors associated with curly top virus.
Dealing with over-population of equine 2
Question: how do we now deal with more horses and burros than either the market or the environment can handle?
Strawberry picking time in Texas
Nearly 100,000 people from across the state are preparing to invade Poteet for the 67th Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival April 4-6.
Water crisis in the twilight zone
Wichita Falls Falls city officials are asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to approve taking 5,000 gallons of treated effluent from the wastewater system and mixing it 50/50 with reservoir water for use in the city's municipal water system.
Dry year shaping up as fire concern rises
The first quarter of the year is one of New Mexico's driest starts ever for the first two-plus months of any year on record.
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