Critical situation in corn has producers looking for answers

AMARILLO – Corn farmers worried about fumonisin contamination in their fields need to immediately contact their crop insurance agent – that was the message from two emergency meetings held Sept. 27 in the Texas High Plains. The potential for fumonisin contamination in corn fields throughout the region prompted about 700 farmers, crop consultants, insurance agents […]

Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.” Doguet, along with his son-in-law Matt Willey, opened up their warehouse facility at […]

Forage quality key grazing consideration after March wildfires

AMARILLO – Area ranchers headed into the winter months after March’s wildfires need to keep three things in mind – precipitation, grazing history and forage quality, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Ted McCollum, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Amarillo, said these three management factors will help producers determine their […]

AgriLife Extension announces new 2017 crop hail-out and replant guide

LUBBOCK – The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author.   Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock, said Texas farmers in the Lubbock and South Plains region regularly face the risk of hailed-out crops this time of year.  When […]

Livestock Supply Points for wildfire donations set closing dates

AMARILLO – The truckloads of hay have slowed, and producers affected by wildfires are beginning to get some perspective on the damage done and the path forward, so Livestock Supply Points in three counties will begin winding down, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service officials. Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader in Amarillo, […]