Texas Cotton: Wind Damage, Thrips Causing Trouble on Upper Coast

🕔Apr 23, 2018We have experienced entirely too much wind lately, and I’ve seen varied degrees of stressed cotton in all three of my counties. The wind damage along with the cooler temperatures […]

Shurley On Cotton: “A Chip Shot Away From 80 Cents”

🕔Apr 22, 2018Eighty-cent cotton is within sight. Prices (Dec futures) trended down this week but rebounded on Thursday and Friday — closing at 79.43 cents on Friday. Dec broke 79 cents for […]

Texas: Cotton, Grain Pests More Apparent In Lower Rio Grande Valley

🕔Apr 22, 2018This week across the Valley we are seeing more insect pest activity in both cotton and grain. In all 3 counties, dryland fields are certainly struggling to continue to grow […]

Agfax Weekend: Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion?

🕔Apr 20, 2018This week’s Agfax Weekend – Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion? | Dicamba Ban Legal Battle – Surprised? | and more.

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report

🕔Apr 20, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for Plains, Southeast

🕔Apr 20, 2018Drought coverage decreased slightly during the past four weeks, but within the drought areas, there were noteworthy changes in intensity. There was fairly broad expansion of D4 (exceptional drought, the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: A Week for Extremes – Snow, Fire, and Rain

🕔Apr 20, 2018Summary A powerful spring storm emerged from the West and brought extreme conditions to several regions. For example, historic, late-season snow blanketed portions of the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and […]

Rose on Cotton: Bulls Pulled it Out; Export Demand Holding Strong

🕔Apr 20, 2018The Bulls pulled it out this week, posting a 138 point gain to finish at 84.73 ahead of potential rains across West Texas. The Dec contract finally broke through and […]

Texas High Plains Drought: Make Crop Decisions Based on Soil Profile, Weather Forecast

🕔Apr 20, 2018The Texas High Plains is under extreme drought and if current conditions continue, producers need to make important decisions for summer crops, said Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Cotton: Enrollment Open for Texas International Cotton School

🕔Apr 20, 2018Registration remains open for the 38th session of the Texas International Cotton School, scheduled for August 6-16, 2018, in Lubbock.   The Texas International Cotton School (TICS) is uniquely structured to provide […]

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