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Prices good, drought bad for Texas cotton

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Texas cotton producers could have a tough year due to drought, but good prices are likely to soften the blow, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Drought and good prices will influence the final total acres of cotton planted, especially in Texas, said Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist in the Texas A&M University Department ... Read More »

Rio Grande salinity drives innovation, change in agriculture

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The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande River is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those who rely on this water source. The Rio Grande has made agriculture possible in South and West Texas for hundreds of years or more. Today, the Rio Grande ... Read More »

Time — The Fourth Dimension Of The Universe

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While watching TV the other night, I wasn’t surprised that the ongoing pandemic was still at the top of the newsreel. What caught my attention was the announcer’s topic for the segment: “before time.” He, along with his virtual guests, shared memories of what life was like before COVID-19 disrupted what we perceive as the natural ebb and flow of ... Read More »

South Plains, Panhandle RACE Trials Faced Tough Conditions

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• By Kay Ledbetter • As cotton producers across the Texas High Plains begin preparing for a new season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are providing up-to-date information on the performance results of commercially available varieties across the state during 2020 trials. The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation, or RACE, trials conducted by AgriLife Extension specialists and agents are ... Read More »

A Smooth Operation

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Cotton Is Mainstay For Texas Coastal Bend Farmers Alan And Lisa Stasney • By Carroll Smith, Editor • When two like-minded people get together, the synergy of their efforts can be a recipe for success. Alan and Lisa Stasney, who farm cotton, milo, corn and rice in the Texas Coastal Bend, are a shining example of how this works. They ... Read More »

Texas A&M cotton trials provide producers valuable information

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• By Kay Ledbetter • As cotton producers across the Texas High Plains begin preparing for a new season, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists are providing up-to-date information on the performance results of commercially available varieties across the state during 2020 trials. The annual Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation, RACE, trials conducted by AgriLife Extension specialists and agents are sponsored ... Read More »

A Century Of Cotton

In 2022, it will have been 100 years since my great grandpaw, Gotleib Voigt, moved up here from Central Texas and bought some land on the South Plains. I am the fourth generation to farm the home place. Our family has always grown cotton, and it’s about the only viable crop option here in this region. In years past, I ... Read More »