Texas LRGV Cotton: 1st Bale of the Season Harvested Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
General Situation Muddy this week in the Valley in some areas as we were dodging rain to scout. Grain sorghum harvest has been stalled in some areas due to random […]

Texas LRGV: Verde Plant Bugs Migrating from Sorghum to Cotton Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
General Situation Very hot in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with temperatures in the high 90s reaching heat indexes of 101. Good for harvest though this week as several growers […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Limited Insect Pressure Except Along River Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
General Situation We have had scattered showers this week throughout the Valley seeing puddles for days for the first time in a long while. With all the showers combined it […]

Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crop Acreage Up, Market Conditions a Mixed Bag May 14, 2020

🕔May 14, 2020
Alternative crop acres are expected to be up amid mixed market conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said COVID-19 has not […]

FSA Encourages Producers to Enroll Soon in ARC, PLC Programs Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for […]

Farm Bill: 2019-23 Enrollment Periods for ARC, PLC Programs Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
The 2018 Farm Bill, officially known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, provides safety net support programs for agricultural producers throughout the United States. These programs include the Agriculture […]

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for ARC, PLC Programs Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019
Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Good Yields, Whiteflies Moving into Defoliated Fields Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
General Situation Weather in the Valley this week is rediculously hot but perfect for cotton harvesting! Everyday we have been reaching temperatures between 101oF and 105oF and even higher in […]

Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crop Outlook a Mixed Bag Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019
Alternative crops like sunflowers and sesame experienced a mixed year amid variable market conditions for the commodities that produce everything from oils to food products to viscosity enhancers used for […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Being Defoliated; Sesame Harvest Nears Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
General Situation Another week of temperatures in the 100s and nights right at 80F in the LRGV. However, it seems there might be some potential showers forecasted for next week […]

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