In his annual report to the Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., annual meeting Executive Vice President Steve Verett encouraged the cotton industry to look beyond partisan politics to meet the challenges of maintaining reasonable and responsible farm policy....More
Two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts point out the dilemma cotton farmers face this season and offer suggestions on how to reduce production costs without sacrificing profit potential...More
Temperatures this week in Denton, Texas, pushed ever so close to the 90-degree mark.
In spite of a long-standing household rule that air conditioning systems are never turned on until May 1, cool air has been flowing from the vents for the past three days. A similar rule exists for heat—no heat until Nov.1. (It occurs to me that for several decades no one has paid the slightest attention to either of these rules.)...More
The experience of grandfather and fathers plus the technological expertise of the sons bridges three generations and a half-century to create a system that allows each to contribute special skills to the operation....More
It’s Feb. 9 and I’m heading west out of Denton, jogging a bit south to run through Fort Worth and the tangle of torn-up highways, deconstructed bridges and snarled traffic, over to 820 and to 30 and then I-20 to Abilene, where I’ll bed down for the night before an early start tomorrow to catch a field day about an hour’s drive north....More
The recent Red River Crops Conference in Childress, Texas, in its second year and sponsored by the Texas and Oklahoma Extension services, offered a full two days of timely information on crop production, legislation, and market outlooks....More