Texas Field Reports: Planting Progress, Ag-Related COVID-19 Issues Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Specialty crop producers in the Rio Grande Valley are facing significant problems due to COVID-19 disruptions and market losses, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Luis Ribera, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension […]

Corn: Neighbor Farmers Growing Different Hybrids – It Takes a Village – DTN Apr 23, 2018

🕔Apr 23, 2018
Low commodity prices are prompting some farmers to plant specialty corn to boost their income. But care must be taken when planting different hybrids next to each other, or farmers […]

High Oleic Soybeans – Will 2018 Be the Breakthrough Year? – DTN Oct 20, 2017

🕔Oct 20, 2017
High oleic soybeans have been waiting in the wings of American agriculture for five years. Companies hope 2018 will be their breakthrough year. Monsanto’s Vistive Gold soybeans will see a […]

Specialty Crops: Melon Production is Focus of $4.4Mln USDA Study Sep 7, 2017

🕔Sep 7, 2017
More than $4.4 million is being funded to discover ways to improve the U.S. melon industry through a grant to scientists with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and in seven other states. […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill Hearings Move to Specialty Crops Mar 13, 2017

🕔Mar 13, 2017
A news release from the House Agriculture Committee on Thursday indicated that, “[T]he Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to evaluate the effectiveness of the 2014 Farm Bill […]

Soybeans: Premium Beans Can Earn Premium Prices Jun 23, 2016

🕔Jun 23, 2016
Although bigger often means better in today’s world, soybean farmer Jonathan Gibbs understands the value of small quantities at a premium price. “I like high yields like anyone else, but […]

Can Alabama Go Bananas? Apr 30, 2015

🕔Apr 30, 2015
In Alabama, farmland, which accounts for 84 percent of farm assets, is being sold for development as many farmers are no longer able to sustain their operations. Crop diversity is […]

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