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Green chile competition heats up with new Colorado peppers
New Mexico chile industry faces new domestic competition.
Food to farm markets making impact
More Americans than ever before are supporting local food markets.
New hope for saving honeybees
Commercial bees are responsible for pollinating over $15 billion worth of crops in the U.S. annually.
Decline in Texas cattle auctions an expected development
A viable system of live cattle auction markets will always be available in Texas.
New Mexico chile industry wants new guest worker program
Labor shortage threatens New Mexico chile industry.
Stewardship in farming and the need to educate the public
Tthe public's unfavorable opinion about an agricultural practice results from common misconceptions.
Wild vegetation and vegetable farming practices
Removing wild vegetation from around vegetable fields could be counter-productive.
USDA-NARC project verifies vermicompost can increase yield, soil health
While organic farming may not be high on the list of most production vegetable farming operations, research conducted by a team of USDA-National Agricultural Research Center plant and soil specialists indicate vermicompost used in greenhouse tunnels not only helps reduce production costs by eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers but significantly increases yield and plant health of hybrid hot house tomatoes.
Drought recedes in New Mexico, but East Texas is drying out
Incredibly abundant and beneficial spring rains across most of Texas turned the tables on drought conditions that have prevailed the last several years.
WOTUS and toxic mine woes plague EPA and farmers
Sixteen U.S. states have filed lawsuits against the federal government over WOTUS.
Mechanical chile harvester tested in New Mexico
Early testing on mechanical chile harvesters provides cause for optimism.
LRGV is last U.S. sanctuary for boll weevil
Eradicating boll weevils in Lower Rio Grande Valley complicated by climate.
Annual NCC/ Bayer CropScience PIE Tour comes to Texas
Farmers from Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Tennessee expressed admiration for how Texas farmers conserve water.
Entomologists, county agents warn of threat to coastal bermudagrass in Texas
A new pest, the bermudagrass stem maggot, has been detected in seven Texas counties in the Gulf coast region and a pair of entomologists with Texas AgriLife Extension are warning forage producers to be aware of the dangers the pest presents to growers.
P.I.E. participants visit Texas Gulf Coast
P.I.E. program is designed to bring key stakeholders together to share information designed to streamline the art and science of growing and marketing cotton in the competitive global marketplace.
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