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Two recognized at virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

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At the virtual 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, BASF sponsored two prestigious professional awards: Cotton Specialist of the Year and Cotton Marketer of the Year. Dr. Seth Byrd, an agronomist with Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension, was named the 2021 Cotton Specialist of the Year, and Texas cotton grower Barry Evans was named Cotton Marketer of the Year. Cotton Specialist of ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

Texas A&M BIG conference goes virtual Jan. 5

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding the 59th annual Blackland Income Growth, BIG, conference on Jan. 5, 2021, online. The event is free and will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants must register online and will then be sent the link for the event, which will be held on the Zoom meeting platform. “The Blackland Income Growth ... Read More »

Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21

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The eighth annual Red River Crops Conference goes virtual Jan. 20-21. The event, offering crop production information focused on Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. This year’s goal is to provide the same high quality and relevant management information that will help agricultural producers ... Read More »

‘Owning Your Piece of Texas’ Earns National Recognition

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• By Kay Ledbetter • The Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center named the “Owning Your Piece of Texas: Agricultural Landowner Legal Education Project” conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a Project of Excellence. The Southern Center was established at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in 2009 and serves several states in the region, including Texas. ... Read More »

2 cotton farming couples vie for Texas Farm Bureau YF&R title

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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 share a drive, dedication and passion for agriculture. 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 contest ... Read More »

2020 Cotton Season Recap

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There was promise for a great cotton crop in Florida this year until late in the season after the weather had been good for the rest of the growing season. As cotton began opening, several tropical storms and hurricanes delayed both peanut and cotton harvest with peanuts being harvested first as is normal. Peanut harvest was delayed two to three ... Read More »