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Lonestar Gin Up And Running

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The Pampa, Texas, Facility Was Built To Gin 150,000 Bales Per Year. Over the past two decades, cotton acreage has expanded significantly into the Texas Panhandle. Corn has historically been a mainstay crop in this area, but diminishing irrigation capacity and rotational crop needs have many growers seeking profitable alternatives. Gins are critical infrastructure to ensure timely cotton processing. The ... Read More »

Texas A&M AgriLife experts call for vigilance against kochia

Kochia, a kind of tumbleweed, has long been associated with the Texas High Plains, but its abundance is starting to alarm Texas A&M AgriLife officials as regional producers are experiencing challenges controlling the weed as herbicide resistance is mounting. Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed scientist in the Texas A&M Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, ... Read More »

Share The Love Of Cotton

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• By Christi Chadwell, Lubbock, Texas • The Cotton Research and Promotion Program is led by a group of volunteer board members made up of cotton producers and cotton importers from across the United States. The members, alternates and advisers serving on The Cotton Board work together to represent the interests and improve the profitability of both industry segments. They ... Read More »

Do Your Homework

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Study Variety Performance, Management Requirements And Soil Data When Making 2020 Cropping Choices • By Bob Hutmacher, University of California • High production costs and lower-than-desired commodity prices mean that good choices are even more important in planning for your 2020 crop. In California, over 80% of our statewide acreage typically is Pima cotton. The balance of Upland cotton is ... Read More »

Pride Of The Bootheel

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Missouri Cotton Farmer Wins $25,000 ‘Transform My Community’ Grand Prize For The Hayti Fire Department • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Aug. 12, 2009, started out like any other late summer day for Pam and David Dowdy, who farmed in the Missouri Bootheel with their son, Matt. They were unloading grain bins and hauling corn to the river, so David ... Read More »

Maximize Cover Crop Benefits

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Cover crops improve soil quality and provide benefits that help create a more sustainable production system for cash crops. Selecting a cover crop depends on the benefits the producer needs. Audrey Gamble, Auburn University professor and Alabama Cooperative Extension soil scientist, says benefits depend on the biomass level provided by the crop. Cover ... Read More »

Texas Farm Bureau Names 2019 Outstanding Young Farmers & Ranchers

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Fueled by passion, young farmers and ranchers are cultivating a bright future for Texas agriculture. This year’s Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher finalists recognized by Texas Farm Bureau display that passion, drive and dedication. Each year, TFB’s Outstanding YF&R competition recognizes the accomplishments of some of the state’s top agricultural leaders between the ages of 18 and 35. The YF&R ... Read More »