Multimedia Library - All en Harvest gallery: Harvest time is a gut check <div class="node-body gallery-body">Harvest is report card time, when the cows come home, the chickens come in to roost and the hay is made.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Corn Cotton Grain Sorghum Hay Peanuts Vegetables Wheat Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:52:00 +0000 101481 at <p>Harvest time is an opportunity to evaluate.</p> Backyard garden yields tasty produce <div class="node-body gallery-body">This summer, I’ve enjoyed the best tomatoes I’ve ever grown.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:35:00 +0000 100911 at <p>Summer squash. A few plants produce more than you need.</p> P.I.E. tour sees South Texas cotton industry <div class="node-body gallery-body">Sponsored by Bayer CropScience LP through a grant to The Cotton Foundation, the P.I.E. is now in its 28th year</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100881 at <p>Gulf Compress President and CEO David Fields</p> West Texas sunset worth a few extra travel minutes <div class="node-body gallery-body">But then the West Texas sky, overcast for much of the drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Lubbock, opens up above a not-so-promising cotton field, just as the sun begins to dip below the horizon.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:18:00 +0000 100601 at <p>West Texas sunset</p> South Texas cotton farmers seeing surprising yields <div class="node-body gallery-body">Producers are reporting surprising yields in many areas with as many as three bales an acre reported in dryland cotton in the Coastal Bend and even more on irrigated fields in the Valley.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:31:00 +0000 100591 at <p>South Texas cotton got off to a slow start but harvest is bringing in some good yields.</p> Summer photos depict leisure, work and scenic memories <div class="node-body gallery-body">This has been a busy summer, including a move, knee surgery, a 10-day 11-state road trip vacation, Little League baseball games, and my usual farm visits, summer meetings, and, for the first time in several years, a small backyard garden.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Peanuts Vegetables Cotton Hay Peanuts Vegetables Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:36:00 +0000 100481 at <p>Brilliant sunset from my back deck.</p> HAC Chairman: Changes needed to help those living in poverty <div class="node-body video-body">Rep. Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, says hearings are aimed at helping families find a way out of poverty.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Cotton Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:39:00 +0000 100311 at Peanut producers hear messages for survival <div class="node-body gallery-body">PEA winners included Rickey Bearden, Yoakum County, Texas; Matt and Tonya Bryan, Baker County, Georgia; and Mike, Cindy and Brandon Belch, Northampton County, N.C.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peanuts Peanuts Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:58:00 +0000 100281 at <p>Kynlee Martin, 4, Plains, Texas, is the granddaughter of&nbsp;Rickey and Karen Bearden, 2016 Farm Press Peanut Efficiency Award winners for the Southwest region.</p> Cotton portion of farm bill will get rewrite in 2018, Conaway says <div class="node-body video-body">House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway said committee members will rework the cotton language when it begins deliberations on the 2018 farm bill.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:58:00 +0000 100271 at Cotton facing some stress factors in Texas High Plains <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent reports from Extension cotton specialists indicate some cotton likely will see a shortened bloom period, which could compromise yield potential. Most say a good soaking rain would be a godsend.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:15:00 +0000 100251 at <p>A center pivot irrigation system moves through a High Plains cotton field.</p>