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Irrigation and Equipment

Countdown to Planting Season

CALIFORNIA Heading into the 2018 growing season, the biggest “maybe” out there again is irrigation water supplies and lack of rain and snow to date. Water supply issues are not yet a “done deal” for 2018. We are still hoping for some rain and snow and better decisions and release of workable amounts of water for California farmers out of ... Read More »

Preseason Decisions

CALIFORNIA The remaining winter and early spring months may bring some rain or snow, but weather patterns in late 2017 and early 2018 look like a dry prelude to the 2018 planting season. So far this winter, central California has had relatively normal temperatures but extraordinarily dry conditions. Uncertain rainfall and snow forecasts raise concerns about irrigation water supplies, and ... Read More »

Industry News for February 2018

CropMetrics 2018 Inaugural Precision Irrigation Summit CropMetrics is a precision agriculture company specializing in precision irrigation management. The company is hosting a free Irrigation Summit, Feb. 14, at the Clarksdale Country Club, 905 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, Mississippi. The summit begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at noon. Industry leaders will discuss the “why” and “how” of precision irrigation and ... Read More »

Succession Planning

An Experienced Attorney With Knowledge Of Agricultural Scenarios Can Help The Transition Process Go Smoothly By Terry Greenberg “Succession means many things and may include transitioning ownership of property after the owner’s death or during the farmer’s lifetime, should the owner decide to quit farming,” says John Shanklin, of the McCleskey Law Firm in Lubbock, Texas, which is surrounded by the ... Read More »

Industry News for December 2017

Cotton Farmer High Yielders Deserve A Ton Of Credit Big yields deserve big recognition. Now in its 13th year, the FiberMax One Ton Club has recognized more than 1,000 elite cotton growers, and signups are now open. Qualified growers who attend the annual banquet in Lubbock, Texas, also can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a two-year lease ... Read More »

Independent Crop Consultants Provide Service, Value To Growers

By Patrick R. Shepard Contributing Writer In 1983, Billy Bryant was so excited about starting his profession as an independent crop consultant that the day he graduated from Mississippi State University, before he left the campus, he took his test and got his consultant license. By that time, he had racked up eight years’ scouting experience. He had worked during ... Read More »

Industry News for November 2017

Monsanto Co. And Deltapine Cotton Donate Funds To Assist Texas Farmers And Ranchers To support the recovery efforts of Texas farmers and ranchers affected by the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Monsanto Co. and Deltapine Cotton recently donated $200,000 to assist with ongoing disaster relief efforts in the region. The funds will be distributed to the Texas Farm Bureau ... Read More »