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Less water, better timing could help cotton irrigation

May 25th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist A recent Texas Tech University study may change the way cotton irrigation occurs during dry seasons. A study conducted by Dr. Glen Ritchie, associate professor of Crop Physiology at Texas Tech with a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and his team found that less water and better irrigation [...]

  • dairy margin protection program

Sign up for Dairy Margin Protection Program

May 24th, 2018|

Dairy farmers have through the end of the month to sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), which is designed to help dairy farmers struggling with low milk prices and ever-increasing feed costs. Recent changes to the program guarantee a positive benefit for more than 90 percent of [...]

  • CRP

USDA to allow CRP emergency grazing

May 23rd, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will allow Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency grazing in counties impacted by wildfires and severe drought after June 1, according to a letter released by Undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey. “USDA is aware that many farmers and ranchers in Texas, as [...]

  • county committee

FSA County Committee Nominations launch June 15

May 23rd, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15. Farmers and ranchers across the country are already serving on committees where they [...]

  • drought conditions

Texas continues to suffer drought conditions

May 22nd, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist Drought continues to impact a significant portion of Texas, with 43 percent of the state suffering from drought conditions. That’s up slightly from 39 percent a week ago, but down from 71 percent three months ago, according to the Water Weekly report from the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). Recent [...]

  • census of agriculture

Deadline nears for Census of Agriculture

May 22nd, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The opportunity for Texas farmers, ranchers and dairymen to be counted is running out. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is asking everyone involved in agriculture to have their Census of Agriculture forms turned in by June 22. As the number of people directly involved in agriculture declines, the importance [...]

  • sorghum

China drops investigation, fee on U.S. sorghum

May 21st, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter Exactly one month after it began charging a 178.6 percent fee on U.S. sorghum, China’s minster of commerce announced Friday the country is dropping its anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations and the related fee. “In the course of the investigation, the investigation agency received a large number of downstream users' [...]

  • veteran

Legislation would improve support for veteran farmers

May 21st, 2018|

By Jessica Domel Multimedia Reporter The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has introduced a bill designed to expand support for military veterans involved in agriculture. According to the committee, the Farmer Veteran Opportunity Act of 2018 makes all new veterans eligible for support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “When our veterans [...]

  • cost share

Deadline extended for Cotton Ginning Cost Share program

May 21st, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has extended the deadline to May 31 to sign up for the Cotton Ginning Cost Share program. Through the program, cotton farmers may receive a cost share payment, which is based on a farmer’s 2016 cotton acres reported to FSA multiplied by 20 percent of [...]

  • TPPA

TPPA conference to highlight profitable ag

May 18th, 2018|

By Justin Walker Communications Specialist The Texas Plant Planning Association (TPPA) will hold its TPPA 30th Annual Conference Dec. 4-5 in Bryan at the Brazos Center. The agenda for the opening general sessions was released by the association’s Conference Planning Committee earlier this month. “The theme for the conference is Innovations in Texas Agriculture for [...]