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New Mexico producers EQIP deadline signup is Dec. 16

Results of Brush Management efforts as part of the North Central New Mexico Watershed Restoration Project.


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:15:00 +0000

EQIP provides a targeted, science-based approach to restoring and protecting habitat while strengthening rural economies and cultivating collaboration among conservation partners.

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Texas pecan producers expected more from 2016 crop

Pecan quality and quantities were a mixed bag for Texas producers as prices and demand remained strong.


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:57:00 +0000

“Orchards haven’t yielded as much as growers expected,” he says. “It was a multitude of factors that reduced overall crop quality and yields.”

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Check your data: gin reports and field records are paths to profit

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +0000

Agronomists offer tips on choosing varieties to maximize quality, yield and profit.

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Merchandising wheat requires time and effort

On-farm storage is necessary to merchandise wheat


Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:48:00 +0000

At times, the market may pay a premium for protein. Merchandising wheat takes investment and effort. Time is required to learn how to merchandise wheat, develop a market, and build a reputation for delivering a high quality product.

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Delivering what the market wants adds value to beef cattle

Though cattle prices have come down from historic highs, there are still ways for beef cattle producers to capture more dollars for their calves by adding value at the ranch, according to experts.


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:06:00 +0000

“There are practices that can add value to your calves, whether it’s sticking an ear tag in their ear, putting a notch in the ear, blackleg vaccination or castrating bull calves at a young age."

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Deere profit forecast tops estimates amid cost cutting

John Deere has proved itself to be agile even as farmers cut spending amid three successive years of declining revenue driven by lower commodity prices.


Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:07:00 +0000

Deere & Co. is poised to close at a record high after forecasting 2017 profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates, buoyed by cost cuts amid the longest slump for farmer incomes in decades.

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Farmers and conservationists join forces for pollinator survival

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:47:00 +0000

Farmers, biologists and conservationists alike recognize the necessity of keeping honey bees healthy.

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Here are important conference dates for 2016, early ‘17

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:26:00 +0000

Here are a few key conferences on tap over the next few weeks.

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Vilsack says Renewable Fuel Standard will be "solid" during Trump tenure

U.S. ethanol production has more than doubled since 2007, when the current form of the law was enacted, U.S. Energy Department data show.


Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000

The politically contentious Renewable Fuel Standard will survive a Donald Trump administration because ethanol is too well-established in rural areas to be dismantled, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

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Wood burning stoves and jets

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:55:00 +0000

They have devised a way to use wood waste without increasing the need for more wood resources.

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Bacterial blight remains concern for Texas cotton

Bacterial blight symptoms on a cotton boll.


Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:39:00 +0000

This year, wet, rainy conditions early in the season saw the resurgence of blight in other parts of the Southern High Plains and in limited areas of Oklahoma.

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News of agribusiness: Quelex herbicide offers ALS-resistant weed control in wheat

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:40:00 +0000

Quelex herbicide with Arylex active, a new Group 4 active ingredient, adds a powerful tool to wheat producers’ weed control toolbox,” says Abe Smith, market development specialist.

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Gallery: Oklahoma cotton crop producing well

Cotton ready to harvest in Southwest Oklahoma


Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:37:00 +0000

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China responds in kind when it feels slighted by Washington, past shows

From steel to solar, Beijing has responded in kind to what it deemed as trade slights from Washington.


Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:14:00 +0000

China’s stance on U.S. trade can be illustrated by one of Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion: For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction.

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Worker protection standard training required

Farm workers who handle pesticides must undergo expanded worker protection standards training,beginning in January, 2017.


Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:36:00 +0000

EPA says it is critical that everyone working in agriculture and handling pesticides and other potentially harmful chemicals must conform to the new regulations.

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Land values: They’re likely to get worse before they get better

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:08:00 +0000

Land values in Southern Plains states (Oklahoma and Texas) held up better because rates were not bid up as fast as they were in the Midwest.

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