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 […]

USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments – Total Exceeds $9.6 Bln

Photo by Nikki Bell, University of Kentucky
🕔Oct 3, 2017Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […]

Grain Sorghum: Ramping Up Genetics, Yield and Marketing of a Workhorse Crop – DTN

🕔Oct 3, 2017Grain sorghum producers often lament its inferiority complex to comparable row crops. But, that’s about to change.  In 2016, industry leaders enthusiastically set in motion an initiative to explore and […]

Texas Row Crops: Be on the Lookout for Flowering Pigweed

🕔Apr 28, 2017Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are two pigweed species that have become problematic in row crop production fields in Texas. Palmer amaranth is widespread in the High Plains, Rio Grande Valley, […]

USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulse Crops

🕔Mar 29, 2017The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2017 marketing assistance loan rates by county for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” […]

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