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SCA pre-plant update from South Texas
In just one and-a-half growing seasons, South Texas producers suffered significant losses to white sugarcane aphid infestations.
Making electricity with manure goal of new grant 1
According to USDA, more and more agricultural operations are investing in alternative energy sources.
NM Extension warning to watch for sugarcane aphids
The sugarcane aphid has cost Texas sorghum growers more than $38 million in losses since it was first detected along the mid-coast region of the state late in 2013.
Border donkey tests positive for Glanders
One of the five donkeys subsequently tested positive for Glanders, a highly contagious, bacterial disease of the equine family.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in West Texas feedlot
Study raises possible concerns over the transmission of resistant bacteria into the environment and its subsequent interaction with the human population.
Avian flu warnings high over US outbreak
While U.S. poultry producers enjoyed one of the most profitable years on record in 2014, averaging margins of 13 percent before interest and tax, concerns are mounting within the industry as Avian influenza (AI) continues to spread worldwide, including to a number of states in the U.S.
Changes in Gulf Coast land cover reported
Nothing remains as it was. Great plains that once stretched for miles untouched by plow or highway have, in recent times, become the bread basket of modern agriculture.
It could be a historically wet spring season in Southwest
While folk history would have us believe that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, National Weather Service forecasters are saying just the opposite is true when it comes to an infrequent climate development in the Pacific Ocean, one that can cause an exceptionally wet spring for parts of the Southwest this year.
Boosting rural America remains priority
U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack addressed the need to boost rural economies while complementing production agriculture as the latest farm bill is rolled out.
China could be key to U.S. grain sorghum crop in 2015
What will China do this year in terms of importing more or less U.S. corn versus grain sorghum.?
Sub-tropical jet bringing more heavy rains to South Texas
Large areas of Texas remain in drought after four years of below average rains. But farmers in south and southeast Texas have delayed planting corn and now soybean as a result of heavy rains and cool weather conditions that have been persistent throughout the winter.
Western pecan growers converge on Las Cruces
New Mexico's vital pecan crop probably reached USDA’s fall 65-million pound estimate.
Sugarcane aphid concerns in spite of late planting
Sugarcane aphids have been reported as far north as Matagorda and Wilson counties and in other middle and lower Coastal Bend areas and Deep South Texas.
Wet fields leaving some Texas farmers high and dry
Farmers in lower coastal regions including the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), the Coastal Bend, and north up the coast as far as the Sabine River, are dealing with wet conditions that have kept them out of their fields for days.
New Mexico agriculture production report 2014
On March 6 the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS) released their preliminary report-New Mexico Agriculture Overview for 2014-indicating that in spite of an ongoing drought, farming and ranching remains a strong and driving economic force for the state.
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