Stiles Farm Field Day, for more than a half-century now, has shown area producers and others interested in modern agriculture, how farmers are able to maintain the traditions of a rural lifestyle while being progressive in adopting new, more efficient practices to feed more people and provide an abundant, safe and affordable supply of food and fiber....More
Since glyphosate-resistant water hemp and Palmer amaranth have been discovered in Texas in recent years, an exceptionally wet fall and winter and now spring season is causing concern that the growing season, while off to a good start, is also prime time for an exceptional uptick in weed problems across wide areas of Texas....More
Agriculture needs “a unified voice” to rebut the misinformation that spews forth daily from restaurant operations like Chipotle, celebrities like Dr. Oz, and self-styled food experts such as the Food Babe....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
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 soybean industry is coming off a banner year in 2014. U.S. planted acres, yield, production, and total use set record all-time highs. World soybean production, use, and trade were all at record highs as well....More