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Texas High Plains: Soils Too Cool for Cotton Planting, OK for Corn, Sorghum

Texas High Plains: Soils Too Cool for Cotton Planting, OK for Corn, Sorghum

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Planting season is nearly upon us again, and many good producers are getting very antsy about getting into the field, especially our sorghum producers who need to get that crop started and get as much development completed as possible before

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Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Kansas State University will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the K-State HB Ranch in southeast Trego County. The ranch is at 39008 147 Highway in Brownell, Kansas. K-State researchers will discuss

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Texas: Kaput Wild Hog Bait Manufacturer Withdraws State Label, Cites Suits

Texas: Kaput Wild Hog Bait Manufacturer Withdraws State Label, Cites Suits

👤Staff Report 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. has withdrawn its registration of Kaput Feral Hog Bait in the state of Texas, the Colorado-based company announced in a press release today. Scimetrics, which also specializes in rodent control, formulated Kaput around warfarin, the same active ingredient

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Texas Cotton: Tillage, Rotation, Cover Cropping Study Show Definite Advantages

Texas Cotton: Tillage, Rotation, Cover Cropping Study Show Definite Advantages

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Conservation practices are a growing part of cropping systems in the Rolling Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists who are helping producers look at the big picture, instead of just crop to crop. Dr. Curtis Adams, cropping systems

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Oklahoma Wheat: Rust Is Present but Not Plentiful

Oklahoma Wheat: Rust Is Present but Not Plentiful

👤By Bob Hunger, Oklahoma State University 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Wheat around Stillwater varies but appears to be in various stages of grain formation. Based on talking to a number of producers across northern Oklahoma, wheat heads have fully emerged but have not yet flowered or just beginning to flower. Of

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Texas: Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Uvalde, May 16

Texas: Private Pesticide Applicator Training, Uvalde, May 16

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 24, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the Texas Department of Agriculture, is offering certification training for private pesticide applicators May 16 in Uvalde. Training will be from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. at

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Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

Farm and Kids – Every 3 Days a Child Dies in Ag-Related Accident

👤By Doug Mayo, University of Florida 🕔Apr 24, 2017

There are approximately two million farms in the U.S. There are also approximately 900,000 kids who live on farms, and more than half (51%) work on the farms where they live. Farms annually hire an additional 265,000 youth workers.  Farms,

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AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

AgFax Weekend 4-24 Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Apr 21, 2017

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Income is Down, So is Bank Lending; First New U.S. Fertilizer Plant in 25 Years; and more.

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Texas LRGV Row Crops: Cotton Squaring; Sugarcane Aphid in the Grain Sorghum

Texas LRGV Row Crops: Cotton Squaring; Sugarcane Aphid in the Grain Sorghum

👤By Danielle Sekula, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

General Situation This week brought about some rain storms and looks like we will continue to receive some chances for rain across the Valley in the next week. Temperatures are in the high 80s to low 90s during the day

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