Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 19, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds agricultural producers interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) 2020 general signup that there is less than two weeks before the enrollment deadline of February 28, 2020. This signup is available to...
Matching cattle to the land available to graze and the nutrition it offers is critical in optimizing production in an operation. Jason Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Amarillo, who is frequently contacted to help with problems cattle operators are having, was...
A multi-purpose meeting to address the farm bill, estate planning and auxin training is being hosted Feb. 24 by the Hutchinson and Hansford county offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. in the AgriLife Extension office for...
On Saturday, Jan. 18, Western Equipment hosted nearly 100 students from high schools in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico in its Amarillo location for the inaugural Ag Tech Open Invitational.  The contest was open to all area high school juniors and seniors and tested students’ skills in today’s high-...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 1 to 4 cents lower on grain sorghum; 5 to 7 cents higher on wheat; 1 to 2 cents lower on corn.  The Mar contract closed 1.50 cents lower on corn, and 4.75 cents higher on Mar on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Summer Crops Conference Feb. 20 at the Frank Phillips College Allen Campus, 2314 S. Jefferson St., Perryton. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the program from 8:30 a.m.-2...
With the impending implementation of the new hemp regulations in Texas, a Hemp Webinar Series will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops committee in Wichita County. The webinars can be accessed from any computer, but David Graf, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural...
Mary Ruth Patranella began her career at Texas A&M University in 1939 at age 19 in the basement of the college’s poultry house, where she counted eggs for $2 a day. Sixty-one years of service later at almost 90 years old, Patranella retired in 2010 as the university’s longest-serving staff...
CARY, N.C. (February 5, 2020) – The Vegetation Management business within Bayer CropScience LP, announces the label for its latest product. InvoraTM Herbicide has received federal approval from the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The herbicide is federally registered for use on...
The clock is ticking… March 16 is THE LAST day to make what is likely one of the most important business decisions you will make for your farming operation this year.  If you have not already visited your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county office to make your election for either the Agriculture...

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