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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 study examines producers’ soil health decisions

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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 »

Anderson County couple wins Texas Farm Bureau YF&R contest

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The seeds of a dream tended with much hard work and perseverance have one young couple reaping the rewards. It’s a bountiful harvest for first-generation farmers Braden and Jordan McInnis of Anderson County. The couple was named the winner of Texas Farm Bureau’s 2019 Outstanding Young Farmer & Rancher competition at the organization’s recent 86th Annual Meeting in San Antonio. ... Read More »

Deltapine Class of ’20 features 6 new varieties with high yield potential

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U.S. cotton growers will have access to new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex varieties that have demonstrated the outstanding yield and fiber quality performance of DP1646 B2XF with the recent launch of the Deltapine Class of ’20 in New Orleans. “The Class of ’20 is the strongest class of varieties since starting the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program in 2008,” Keylon Gholston, ... 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 »

‘Focus On Cotton’ webinar looks at no-till and cover crops in Texas cotton

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Dr. Paul DeLaune, an associate professor of environmental soil science with Texas A& AgriLife Research in Vernon, Texas, will host a 39-minute webinar titled “Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems.” During the presentation, he will discuss no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture and soil biology. Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major ... Read More »