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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 14, 2017

An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought in Montana and the Dakotas. The article noted that, “Recent

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Texas Plains Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Confounds and Confuses

Texas Plains Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Confounds and Confuses

👤By Blayne Reed, EA - IPM Hale, Swisher, and Floyd County - Texas AgriLife 🕔Aug 12, 2016

It seems this rascally invasive insect loves to keep us confounded and confused.  In 2014 they discovered late in the growing season we do raise quite a bit of sorghum in West Texas, which made the fall and period right

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Texas: Sugarcane Aphid – Consider the Entire Texas High Plains Infested

Texas: Sugarcane Aphid – Consider the Entire Texas High Plains Infested

👤By Pat Porter, Texas Sugarcane Aphid News 🕔Aug 12, 2016

In the last few days there have been reports of sugarcane aphids in many new counties on the Texas High Plains, and most of these recent reports are from fields at sub-economic levels. Fields in counties reported as infested ten

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Livestock: High Plains Wet Spring Helping Rebuild Beef Herds – DTN

Livestock: High Plains Wet Spring Helping Rebuild Beef Herds – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔May 13, 2016

High Plains pastures and rangeland are growing historically well this spring thanks to plenty of moisture in the region. That’s good news for grazers from North Dakota to Texas as cattleman continue to rebuild beef cows herds that were reduced in recent

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Livestock: High Plains Blizzards Cause Over 35K Animal Losses – DTN

Livestock: High Plains Blizzards Cause Over 35K Animal Losses – DTN

👤By Cheryl Anderson, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 8, 2016

Although a total won’t be known for some time, the High Plains of western Texas and eastern New Mexico are still recovering from a blizzard that resulted in the loss of at least 35,000 cattle. The blizzard swept through a

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Texas Cotton: High Plains Production Takes on Climate Changes

Texas Cotton: High Plains Production Takes on Climate Changes

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M 🕔Nov 16, 2015

Cotton production in the Texas High Plains can survive expected climate changes, especially if water is available to compensate for higher temperatures, and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations can mitigate yield loss in the dry years. That was the conclusion

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Texas Wheat: Why Are There Dead Spots in my Field?

Texas Wheat: Why Are There Dead Spots in my Field?

👤Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, Lubbock 🕔Nov 5, 2015

Throughout the Texas High Plains and the Rolling Plains and beyond from about late September to the end of November this question is asked every year. AgriLife Extension entomologists and agronomists working with wheat and other small grain have gotten

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Texas Crop Weather: Warm Fall Allows Plains Cotton to Mature

Texas Crop Weather: Warm Fall Allows Plains Cotton to Mature

👤By Robert Burns, Texas A&M 🕔Oct 14, 2015

LISTEN HERE: The warmer fall weather has greatly helped Texas cotton in the Rolling Plains and High Plains areas catch up on maturity, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “Overall, from Haskell and Knox counties, and up to

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Texas Wheat: Concerns for Armyworms, Grasshoppers in High Plains

Texas Wheat: Concerns for Armyworms, Grasshoppers in High Plains

👤By Clark Neely and Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 6, 2015

According to the latest USDA report, Texas has 24% of its winter wheat in the ground, which is behind the normal 34% for this time of year. This is largely due to dry weather conditions intensifying across much of the

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Texas: Headworms Up; New Invasive Aphid Found in Panhandle

Texas: Headworms Up; New Invasive Aphid Found in Panhandle

👤By Pat Porter, Texas A&M 🕔Aug 24, 2015

Headworms and Late Corn Fall Armyworm Corn earworm and fall armyworm adult trap captures are up significantly in the last week and this means headed sorghum should be scouted for headworms. It also means that late planted non-Bt corn should

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