Agriculture

  In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 3 to 4 cents lower on grain sorghum; unchanged to 1 cent lower on wheat; 1 to 2 cents lower on corn.  The Mar contract closed 1.50 cents lower on corn, and .50 cents lower on Mar on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered...
  The annual “ROW” Conference for right-of-way management, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be Jan. 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:...
  The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Jan. 28 at Ag Producers Cotton Gin, 10750 Farm-to-Market Road 759, Spearman. cotton bollsCotton bolls produced on the High Plains. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) The free...
  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Update Meeting from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon. “This program will help all of our producers get updated on new products and...

Bonny Cunningham
  Bonny Cunningham is taking on new duties as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Better Living for Texans agent in Potter County, effective Jan. 15. Cunningham is currently a program assistant in that office. “I’m pleased that Bonny has accepted this opportunity to expand her role with...
Interest in the use of beef sires on dairy cows to increase calf value is rapidly gaining momentum across the dairy industry, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Jason Smith, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo, covered the topic at...
• In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 1 to 2 cents lower on grain sorghum; 10 cents higher on wheat; 1 cent lower on corn.  The Mar contract closed 1.00 cents lower on corn, and 10.25 cents higher on Mar on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to country...
• Herbicide weed resistance battle must be fought at different levels When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Kochia is one of the weeds...

Dennis Coker, Ph. D
Dennis Coker, Ph.D., has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomy agent for Dallam, Hartley, Sherman and Moore counties, effective Jan. 2. In this new position, Coker will focus on planning, implementing and evaluating AgriLife Extension programs that relate to...
Knowing how to grow a crop is important, but learning how to market that crop is equally vital to surviving in today’s agricultural climate. That’s what feed grain and cotton producers should focus on going into 2020, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. The year-long...

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