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Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Dec 11, 2017

As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the discussion below of new Bts and resistance to older Bts,

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Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

Texas Weather: Dry Conditions Could Worsen for Much of the State, Says Climatologist

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 11, 2017

October and November were two of the driest Octobers and Novembers on record, and much of the state appears to be facing a continued dry spell through winter, according to the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said conditions

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Texas Corn: 2 Fumonisin Update Meetings, Dumas, Dimmitt, Dec. 19

Texas Corn: 2 Fumonisin Update Meetings, Dumas, Dimmitt, Dec. 19

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Texas Corn Producers and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host two update meetings Dec. 19 regarding fumonisin issues in corn this year and what to expect for 2018. “These meetings will offer our farmers an opportunity to review

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Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

Texas: U.S. Ag Trade Fueled by Demand, Steady Yields

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 6, 2017

U.S. agricultural exports value totaled $135 billion in 2016 and experts anticipate future growth if production yields, trade agreements and borrowing power work in lockstep. “Trade is very, very important,”  Dr. Luis Ribera, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in

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Texas: Estate Planning, Ag Leasing Conference, Miami, Dec. 12

Texas: Estate Planning, Ag Leasing Conference, Miami, Dec. 12

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Dec 4, 2017

An Estate Planning and Ag Leasing Conference will be hosted Dec. 12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Roberts County. The conference will be from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex in Miami. RSVP is requested by Dec. 8 to 806-868-3191 or mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu.

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Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

Texas: Swisher County Ag Day, Tulia, Dec. 7

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Swisher County Ag Committee will host its annual Swisher County Ag Day beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 7 in Tulia. John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said the event will be in

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Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

Texas: Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting, Claude, Dec. 12

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 30, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Armstrong County Fall Producers Meeting will be Dec. 12 in the Armstrong County Activity Building, 901 Hurley St. in Claude. “This meeting offers an opportunity for our local producers to hear updates on

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Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year?

Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year?

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Nov 29, 2017

It is no secret that weeds have been the problem of note that local producers have been focusing control efforts upon during recent growing seasons, particularly in cotton.  That made it all the more perplexing for producers when the bollworm and

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Texas Landowners and Bureau of Land Management Settle Red River Dispute

Texas Landowners and Bureau of Land Management Settle Red River Dispute

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas AgriLife Extension Ag Law Specialist 🕔Nov 29, 2017

In November, a settlement was reached in an ongoing dispute between the federal Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) and Texas landowners who own land along the Red River, which separates Texas and Oklahoma.  Under the settlement, the parties agree on

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Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist, College Station, said

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