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New Mexico state senate clears way for hemp crops
The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop.
River coalition calls for better conservation after TCEQ action
TCEQ officially approved the emergency order as requested by LCRA to stop releases of interruptible water from the Highland Lakes to irrigation operations in Colorado, Wharton and Matagorda counties.
Fever tick temporary quarantine update
More South Texas premises testing positive for the presence of disease carrying cattle fever ticks.
Net farm income and agricultural trade value
The fall in net farm income represents a drastic 32 percent drop over last year.
USDA offers $30 million to fight citrus disease 1
Citrus growers say the biggest challenge remains the threat caused by Asian citrus psyllids (ACP) and the spread of dreaded Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.
Cotton and grain on the minds of South Texas farmers
Cotton remains popular in South Texas.
Nitrogen may offer better bioethanol solution
Biologists believe they have found a faster, cheaper and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen gas.
Beef producers strongly support checkoff
Export value for U.S. beef posted double-digit gains over the previous year’s totals.
Colorado snow could benefit New Mexico water crisis
NRCS Snow Survey Program provides monthly mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States.
COOL lawsuit dismissed by US district court
Canadian cattle and hog industries have argued that COOL has cost them combined losses of more than $900 million.
Crop production mixed bag for New Mexico in 2014
New Mexico's crop production numbers for 2014 are tied closely to ongoing problems associated with the drought.
U.S. cattle prices spike over Mad Cow report
Reports of BSE in a Canadian cow have caused a spike in U.S. cattle prices.
U.S. could be facing megadrought 3
A megadrought is possible for a large area of the United States in the not-too-distant future.
Grants available to help new farmers
New farm bill programs support USDA efforts to attract more young people to agriculture careers.
Stronger dollar could hurt US commodity exports
While a stronger dollar may help stabilize prices for certain farm or ranch supply items, it also has a negative impact on exports.
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