Cotton variety trial results available for High Plains, Rolling Plains

AMARILLO – With variety selection the most important decision made during the year by cotton farmers, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists in the High Plains and Rolling Plains have variety trial results to share from 2016. Dr. Jourdan Bell in Amarillo and Dr. Emi Kimura in Vernon recently released the results of their large […]

Economist: Majority of representative farms face cash shortfalls on 2016 crop harvests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and […]

Economists: No sustained rally in commodity prices seen in near term

FORT WORTH – With record corn production and higher yields in other major commodities, a low-price environment is here to stay with little catalyst to spark a rally, according to projections by agricultural economists. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, and Dr. Pat […]

AgriLife Extension sets four Cotton Risk Management Workshops in March

ROWENA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct four Cotton Risk Management Workshops in coming weeks. The four workshops have similar agendas and will be held: — Feb. 27, 1:30-5 p.m., at the Rowena SPJST Lodge in Rowena, 709 Concho Rd. in Rowena. — March 1, 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Capital Farm Credit […]

South Plains Profitability Workshop set for Feb. 21 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the South Plains Profitability Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.  The center is located on Farm-to-Market 1294 a quarter mile east of Interstate 27 north of the Lubbock airport. “Lubbock County and other […]

Study to compile sugarcane aphid crop losses in Texas

WESLACO – Texas sorghum producers are urged to take part in a survey that will help Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists compile data on the economic losses caused by sugarcane aphids statewide. The study is supported by the Texas Sorghum Producers Association. “The purpose of this research is to estimate the economic impact of […]