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
Fertilizer industry analysts don’t expect nutrient price increases in 2015. Fuel prices also remain a bright spot and are likely to remain below recent year averages. Seed and chemical dealers are more likely to be concerned with holding prices than pushing increases...More