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Texas A&M study examines producers’ soil health decisions

center-pivot, Texas

Farmers are aware of the benefits of soil health. However, the difficulty in quantifying soil health, diminishing availability of land that results in higher land prices, the time necessary to improve soil health, and the need to turn a profit often discourage farmers from adopting soil health promoting practices. Dr. Erin Kiella, an assistant research economist with the Real Estate ... Read More »

NMSU researcher launches study on strategically timed tillage

nmsu tillage

• By Carlos Andres Lopez, New Mexico State University • Can strategically timed tillage improve the efficiency of no-till farming in the semiarid region? That’s a question one researcher from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is hoping to answer with a new study. Rajan Ghimire, an agronomist and assistant professor based at ... Read More »

Hooked On Cotton

keith edmisten

I grew up in Harmony, North Carolina, a small town in the Piedmont. Our farm primarily had beef cattle, beans, corn and small grain all grown on the typical red clay soils of the Piedmont. My father and grandfather farmed together. We had a 5-acre cotton allotment, but we quit growing cotton when I was young. Small cotton and tobacco ... Read More »

Family Legacy Shines In ‘Forever Cotton’ Video

matt farmer, lamesa, texas

• By Stacey Gorman, Cotton Board Director of Communications • The Cotton Board’s “Forever Cotton” campaign offers a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who wear, cook with and grow cotton. The campaign illustrates what cotton means for producers and consumers and showcases the far-reaching impact the Cotton Research and Promotion Program has on people’s lives. During ... Read More »

Focus On Efficiency

JD round bale picker

Arkansas cotton farmer Michael Mangrum is always looking for ways to do things faster and better. • By Carroll Smith, Editor • Stories passed down by his maternal grandmother tell how his great-great grandfather and his brothers came from Oklahoma and settled in Craighead County. The circumstances under which they arrived were reminiscence of the Wild West. They included characters such ... Read More »