Late last week USDA announced that nearly half of the farmers who signed up for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive payments for the 2014 crop year....More
“I feel good about our FSA offices here in Texas and across the nation for the work they have done over the past two years to get these programs rolled out,” said USDA-FSA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini....More
Since the sunflower is native only to North America, researchers have been searching for wild sunflower species in remote areas in an effort to collect germplasm that would help broaden the crop’s genetic base....More
Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is arguably the most efficient means available for watering crops, and also also offers producers the ability to apply water in small increments without losing moisture to leaching or evaporation....More
At this writing, cash wheat prices in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle range from about $4.25 in southern Oklahoma and the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandle to about $4.50 in central and northern Oklahoma. At mid-July, prices ranged between $5.50 and $5.90....More
In spite of a rain delay at planting time, Coastal Bend, Texas, farmers managed to get grain sorghum and other crops planted and are now winding down milo harvest with reports of decent yields.
(Photos by Carla and Logan Hawkes)