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Jun 4, 2012
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USDA launching major farmer survey

Thousands of farmers are soon going to be asked by USDA to respond to a round of farmer surveys which will deal with everything from crop acreage to livestock numbers....More
May 29, 2012
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Texas wheat prospects much improved

Texas wheat farmers may not be rejoicing over record production as they complete harvest, but most are happier than they were a year ago when yields were far below average, thanks to the historic 2011 drought....More
May 29, 2012
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New pecan variety available to US producers

Producers across the U.S. Pecan Belt and around the world have a new pecan variety to choose from which offers improved yields and good resistance to pecan scab disease. The new variety called Lipan was released by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in College Station, Texas. The ARS’ Tommy Thompson, who bred the Lipan variety, discusses the many pluses associated with the Lipan pecan in this Farm Press video....More
May 29, 2012
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Pecan tree hedging in New Mexico

New Mexico State University has conducted five years of field trials in Las Cruces, N.M., on the impact of hedging and topping Western Schley variety pecan trees and how the practice impacts yields, nut quality, and the alternate bearing status of the trees. Farm Press Associate Editor Cary Blake talked with NMSU Extension pecan specialist Richard Heerema about the study results thus far, during the Western Pecan Growers Association Conference held this spring in Las Cruces....More
May 25, 2012
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What’s happened to bipartisanship in Congress? Part 2

Congressional redistricting and political polarization have created a situation in which members find it more difficult than ever to compromise....More
May 25, 2012
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What’s happened to bipartisanship in Congress?

The new realities of partisan politics are leading to more paralysis in Congress, a veteran Congressional observer says....More
May 24, 2012
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Employment numbers look good for agriculture

The latest employment numbers are showing continued progress for the agricultural community....More
May 21, 2012
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U.S. ag tire market gets a new entry with European flair

Rising sales of U.S. farm equipment has increased the demand for ag tires. A company that has been around in Europe for decades has decided to step into that market with a new plant in Charles City, Iowa. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Mitas CEO Jaroslav Cechura discussed the new entry at a grand opening ceremony for the $52 million plant....More
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