USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Texas West Plains: Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Cotton – 2 Videos

🕔Sep 14, 2018Grain Sorghum – You Must Scout! Grain sorghum ranges from just planted for cover to nearing harvest on early planted acres.   Sorghum acres which have not developed a grain head […]

Nebraska: Double Cropping Pulses with Short-Season Crops

🕔Sep 8, 2018A research project is underway at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead to evaluate a double crop production system. The experiment was designed by University of […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Whiteflies and Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jun 1, 2018It’s very hot and very dry and it seems it’s only going to get hotter. Saw many fields being irrigated again this week. As we head towards harvest for sorghum […]

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 […]

Texas: Cotton Pests Moving; Early Sugarcane Aphid Sightings

🕔Apr 13, 2018Hi everyone! This week we experienced a little bit of rain on Monday night creeping into Tuesday morning with rain totals of anywhere from 0.20 to 1 inch in some […]

Grain Sorghum: Building An Aphid Plan, Starting With Resistant Hybrids – DTN

🕔Mar 16, 2018After five years in sorghum fields, the sugarcane aphid is firmly established as a permanent pest of this crop. Fortunately, Southern entomologists have spent nearly that long hunting down sorghum […]

Grain Sorghum Has Lost Money in 9 of the Last 10 Years – Commentary

🕔Feb 21, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  The last crop costs and returns numbers that we are going to examine is grain sorghum—also called milo in some regions. Grain […]

USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll […]

Ag Loans: Are Past Arguments Against Raising Rates Valid? – Commentary

🕔Oct 18, 2017In designing the APAC/TFU supply management program for the 8 major storable crops (barley, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, oats, rice, soybeans, and wheat), the corn loan rate was set at […]

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