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The Top 10 Power Transformers Of 2018

Whether you receive surface water from the Central Arizona Project or groundwater from wells, the energy it takes to lift and move water plays a significant role in the total cost of irrigation. Given the water-power-agriculture nexus, this article provides an update on the significant changes affecting the power industry. Ed Gerak, Arizona Power Authority executive director and Arizona Farm ... Read More »

2017 Cotton Consultant of the Year is Paul Pilsner

“My ancestors were early settlers of south-central Texas so ag is part of my DNA,” says Texas cotton consultant Paul Pilsner. “As a child, I remember watching my grandparents hand pick cotton on their small DeWitt County farm. “My dad was blessed with a position at Union Carbide, which allowed our family to live an iconic 1960s’ lifestyle in Victoria. ... Read More »

Clemson’s Know-How Helping With Wild Hog Problem

By Steven Bradley Clemson University With feral hogs destroying property, threatening endangered species and hindering conservation efforts on a massive military installation in Texas, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory sought the expertise of Clemson University scientists to collaborate on an ongoing research effort. Greg Yarrow, professor and chair of Clemson’s department of forestry and environmental conservation, ... Read More »

Eligibility Restored

gary adams, ncc

U.S. cotton producers’ safety net was bolstered with Congress’ recent passage of “seed cotton” farm policy — an action the National Cotton Council has diligently sought for more than two years. What was the basic action taken? Congress recently enacted the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that contained policy changes making “seed cotton” (upland cotton lint and cottonseed combined) eligible ... Read More »

Dangling The Carrot

A New California Program Offers Farmers Financial Incentives To Trade Up To Cleaner-Burning Diesel Equipment By Vicky Boyd Managing Editor Rather than mandating diesel engine upgrades to curb air pollution, the California Air Resources Board plans to dangle the proverbial carrot to see if financial incentives will spur voluntary improvements within the agricultural industry. Under the proposed FARMER — or ... Read More »

King Cotton Still On Top

Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting And Trade Show Set For April 5-6 In Lubbock BY TONY WILLIAMS TCGA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT Despite challenges in 2017 from Hurricane Harvey and an early freeze in West Texas, the mindset among cotton farmers and ginners heading into this season is positive overall. The 2017 crop is projected to be the largest ever ... Read More »

Words Matter When Drafting A Will: A Cautionary Tale

A recent decision from the Ft. Worth Court of Appeals, In the Estate of Larry Ronald Neal, Deceased, offers a good reminder about how important is to carefully word a will to ensure that one’s intent is carried out after death. Read the full article by Tiffany Dowell Lashmet below. https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/2018/02/19/words-matter-drafting-will-cautionary-tale/   Read More »