Texas Field Reports: Fall Armyworms on the March Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage […]

Livestock: Ranchers Trying to Hang on to Cattle – DTN Jul 17, 2021

🕔Jul 17, 2021
After some of the busiest months in recent memory, at least a few North Dakota sale barns this week saw fewer sales of cull cows and bulls. As North Dakota […]

Livestock: Droughty Crops Make Toxic Forage – DTN Jul 17, 2021

🕔Jul 17, 2021
Many producers harvest drought-stressed crops as an additional forage for livestock when Mother Nature scorches other sources and forces the price of alternatives higher. However, with the severe drought currently […]

Texas Field Reports: Vineyards Endure Rough Growing Season Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
Erratic weather dealt Texas vineyards a difficult growing season as the industry continues to recover from pandemic-related setbacks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulturist, Denton, […]

Texas Field Reports: Industrial Hemp Faces Challenges Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
Industrial hemp acres in Texas were expected to rocket after legalization, but the crop has yet to take off in a state that presents many challenges to it as a […]

Livestock: Easterday Ranch Bankruptcy Sale on Hold – DTN Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
A hearing to determine Rabo AgriFinance LLC’s ability to block the sale of farm and ranch assets of southeastern Washington’s Easterday Ranches Inc., was delayed until the end of July. […]

Texas Field Reports for June 23-30 Jun 30, 2021

🕔Jun 30, 2021
AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL Temperatures and humidity were above normal. Rivers and streams were high and running muddy. Some corn crops were showing signs of fertilizer […]

Livestock: Supreme Court Declines to Hear Prop 12 Case – DTN Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
The Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to California’s Proposition 12 filed by the North American Meat Institute, which requires hog producers to abide by certain regulations to sell […]

Smithfield Foods Sued on COVID-19 Claims – DTN Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Smithfield Foods, Inc., misled consumers about the state of the meat-supply chain and packing-plant worker safety during COVID-19, a new federal lawsuit alleges, saying the company’s public-relations efforts took advantage […]

Texas Field Reports: Wheat Production Average Despite Challenges Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
The Texas wheat grain crop faced a number of challenges this season from extreme weather to disease, but the overall expectation is that acres will produce average or slightly below […]

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