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Lawsuit challenges Texas drone law

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• By Tiffany McDowell • A lawsuit recently filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas challenges the constitutionality of the Texas “Use of Unmanned Aircraft” statute. Background This background section will focus on those areas relevant to the lawsuit and will not provide a complete summary of the statute. [Read full statute here and read ... Read More »

What is going on in the cotton market?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar • Demand, trade wars and global economic scenarios are all playing their part in the weak cotton market. About 80 people involved in different aspects of the cotton sector gathered recently in the new building of Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc. and discussed the current cotton scenario. Cotton demand is weak, says Darren Hudson, a ... Read More »

Jensen Scholarship & NAICC Foundation Scholarships

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James Harper from Louisiana State University received the 2018 Foundation for Environmental Agriculture Education $3,000 scholarship. Also known as the Richard Jensen Scholarship, it commemorates one of the early members of the National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants. Two other students were awarded $1,500 FEAE Scholarships: Michael Goodnight from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Loren King from Michigan State University. ... Read More »

Why Cotton?

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• By Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University • Building demand for cotton is needed as good production potential is expected in the near future. Cotton is in business as it is presold on its comfort. Speaking to a large audience recently at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc., Berrye Worsham, president and CEO of Cotton ... Read More »

It’s Past April 15, Which Dicamba Formulation Can I Spray?

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• By Tom Barber • I have fielded several questions over the past week about dicamba regulations and what the rules “mean” and what can be sprayed etc. Most questions revolve around what is “legal to spray” after April 15 for pre-plant burndown, emerged corn, and Xtend soybean or cotton. I will admit the way the rules are written it ... Read More »