According to the association, TPPA's underlying mission is to provide education through conferences and communication for all involved in production agriculture in Texas. Since the late 1980s the group has attracted plant professionals from science, education and industry to form a unique forum to address longstanding and new obstacles to productive crop production development....More
One key to the success of the conference, organizers say, lies in the program, which includes abstracts of presentations for each of the 24 conferences. Reading through those abstracts offers a historical timeline of agricultural advancements over the past quarter century and also provides a list of Who’s Who in U.S. agriculture—or in some cases, who was who....More
Twenty five years is perhaps a miniscule point in history, but it’s an important milestone for an organization that continues to evaluate and respond to the needs of Texas agriculture.
A testament of photos and the message they carry about the long running drought in Texas opens Monday, Oct. 28, and will remain in place at the Capital through Friday, Nov. 1, for public viewing....More
Approved conservation plan ensures the sustainability of lesser prairie chickens while allowing responsible economic development across the birds' range. The voluntary program recognizes private property rights and the role that landowners play in conserving habitat....More
The 2013 Texas AgXchange Farm and Ranch Show in Robstown was held Oct. 1-2 at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. Farmers and ranchers from across South Texas flocked to the show to see field demonstrations and hear latest on the farm bill....More
With the availability of new phone and device applications - better known as apps - booming across the industry, farmers and ranchers who have learned to embrace the new technology are saying it is as important to them as once was a hammer and screwdriver in the tool box of their pick up truck - and it can do a great deal more to help manage their operations....More
There is often something of “a gentleman’s agreement,” among farmers, a certain respect and code of conduct which implies that they don’t try to pull leases from their neighbors. Recently, that security a farmer could count on to continue leasing property—if it isn’t developed and if he produces good crops and treats the land well—has become less certain....More