Agriculture

CANYON, Texas — A regional native and nationally prominent researcher in plant breeding has taken over as director of the Semi-Arid Agricultural Systems Institute. Dr. Craig Bednarz, an Idalou native, began May 1 in a joint appointment by West Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife...
• Succulent care tips for beautiful container plants Succulents are beautiful and easy to care for, it’s no surprise why they’re one of the most popular plants from Instagram accounts to fashion blogs. They thrive in situations that just happen to be low maintenance, making them increasingly...
Dodge City, KANSAS—High Plains Journal and Alta Seeds are breaking new ground with the upcoming Sorghum Frontiers Virtual Field Day, at 1:00 p.m. July 8. This first ever live virtual field day will provide growers a first glimpse at igrowth®, the first commercially available herbicide-tolerant...
• Additional cleaning, mobile check-in, limiting equipment use among enhanced safety measures The Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood is making changes to its various summer camps as a means to protect attendees and camp workers from the coronavirus.  Texas 4-H is the youth development...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Birds in the Classroom workshops for Texas teachers online July 27-31. The free event will be held on a secured video platform from 9-11 a.m. each day. There will be an additional hour of structured activities daily that participants can...
In the Texas High Plains grain markets the bulk of bids were 1 to 3 cents higher on grain sorghum; 1 to 7 cents higher on wheat; 1 to 21 cents lower on corn.  The July contract closed 1.50 cents higher on corn, and 4.50 cents higher on July on KC wheat.  Prices paid or bid to producers delivered to...
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the Birds in the Classroom workshops for Texas teachers online July 27-31. The free event will be held on a secured video platform from 9-11 a.m. each day. There will be an additional hour of structured activities daily that participants can...
PORTALES, N.M. (May 21, 2020) – Construction crews at Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project in Roosevelt County have topped out the first of 240 Vestas wind turbines that will generate enough electricity to power 194,000 homes annually while saving customers tens of millions of dollars and reducing...
The Top O’ Texas Rodeo association has decided to add an upgrade the old rodeo grounds east of town by installing new box seating. The project was started in March and finished weekend before last minus a few cosmetic finishing touches.  “We used to have box seats in there, but we actually made...
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 19, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In...

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