Multimedia Library - All en Fall brings last chance to shop local farmers’ markets <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Folks interested in local, fresh produce might want to take advantage of the last few days of the season to shop their local farmer’s market and pick up the last haul of blueberries, strawberries, greens and late-season vegetables. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:14:00 +0000 101671 at <p>Local farmers&#39; markets offer late opportunity for fresh, locally grown vegetables.</p> Field days offer look at what’s coming <div class="node-body gallery-body">Recent events sponsored by Deltapine—in Seminole, Texas,—and Bayer FiberMax—in Idalou—gave producers a chance to see new herbicide resistant technology, new and improved fiber quality offerings, and more pest resistance, among other variety characteristics.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Cotton Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:29:00 +0000 101651 at <p>Cotton bolls maturing in the Texas High Plains.</p> Crisp fall days are harbingers of harvest <div class="node-body gallery-body">Cotton, peanut and grain farmers talk about the almost ready crops, expecting decent yields, hoping for better prices, anxious to move their giant machines into the fields to take the season’s final test—how much did we make?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Apples Cotton Grains Peanuts Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:42:00 +0000 101571 at <p>It was a nice day to drive across West Texas.</p> 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