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  1. Cotton's economic benefit to Texas tops $24 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    It's no surprise that Texas tops the nation in cotton production. Cotton is the leading cash crop in the state each year, generating about $2.2 billion in crop value last year.

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  2. Cotton Spin: Surprises and remaining uncertainties for U.S. cottonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    The September WASDE will either confirm or contradict the current production benchmark. The market will try to anticipate any surprises related to these events, and the resulting volatility will give us what remains of a weather premium in the market.

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  3. West Texas off to good start with new herbicide technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Most farmers are following a system that does not depend only on dicamba and Roundup for total weed control. "They are using a yellow, maybe a pre-emergence material.

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  4. Replanting failed cotton to grain sorghum offers production, insurance optionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    "It looks like we may have significant cotton acreage replanted to something else or fallowed," says Brent Bean, director of agronomy, National Sorghum Producers in Lubbock. "Sorghum is a good option.

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  5. Recovery underway in area hit by wildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Nearly 2 million acres were burned, including thousands of miles of fences, some facilities and rangeland. Thousands of cattle were lost and thousands more had to be sold or relocated because nothing was left for them to eat.

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  6. Let's organize a posse, folks need helpRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Before the glowing embers of the wildfire had cooled, ranchers across the region-devastated and disheartened beyond belief-looked up to see the Cavalry riding in, mounted up on semis, flatbeds, and pickups pulling trailers, all loaded with hay to keep rescued cattle fed until ranchers could make arrangements to sell or move their animals.

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  7. 'Wildfire relief effort not over'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Pennebaker and Hollaway agree that farm families do not hesitate to help others during disasters that hit agricultural areas. But when a massive disaster hits over a broad area, they need help from other regions.

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  8. Help wanted: young farmers to take over retired acreageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Despite some hard times in recent years, Graves insists that agriculture offers opportunities to young men and women. "There is a future in agriculture here," he says.

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  9. Soil management research goal is improving soil healthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Lewis said over the 18-year research period organic matter has nearly doubled using reduced tillage and rye cover, but this increased level of organic matter is still far less than other parts of the U.S. And though they are seeing an improvement, they are not seeing improved cotton yields compared to conventional cotton practices. Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock, is on a long-term mission to clear the air and save the soil of West Texas, which in hot, dry, often windy West Texas, can easily vanish in a cloud of dust.

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  10. Cotton only - and one technology - simplifies managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Concentrating acreage on only one crop--cotton--and one technology--either Enlist or XtendFlex--simplifies management for West Texas farmers. Clay Graves and Tyson Knight like the idea of diversification: crop rotation that spreads risks and helps manage weeds, diseases and pests.

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  11. Resistance may be the key to devastating potato diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    The campaign against zebra chip of potato began in South Texas in 2000, and from 2006 to 2008, annual damage caused by the disease in the Rio Grande Valley, Pearsall, West Texas and the High Plains reached into the millions of dollars. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team in Amarillo has identified some promising germplasm that will help in the battle against the costly zebra chip disease in potatoes.

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  12. We know the people who sacrificed to save their animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Folks in West Texas, northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas are mourning. They have lost much, but they have been buoyed up by the kindness and generosity of friends and neighbors and people they don't know.

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  13. Innovation backbone of success for 2017 High Cotton Award winnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    We're very proud of this year's winning class and the conservation ideals they represent, says Penton-Farm Press' Forrest Laws. Five growers who have achieved success by implementing technology innovations to create more efficient and sustainable farm operations received the prestigious 2017 Farm Press-Cotton Foundation High Cotton Award on March 3 during the 2017 Farm & Gin Show held in Memphis, Tenn.

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  14. Cotton market analyst Joe Nicosia: 'Plant cotton'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Cotton prices could hit 80 cents a pound within two years, U.S. production could reach 20 million bales by 2020, and worldwide acreage would need to increase by 7 million to 8 million acres to meet what is expected to be a growing export market. "Cotton is recovering," says Joe Nicosia, senior head, cotton and merchandising platforms, Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

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  15. Texas AgriLife Extension schedules cotton meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Four Texas AgriLife Extension cotton meetings will examine risk management options for 2017 crop as acreage is expected to increase. - March 1, 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Capital Farm Credit Board Room, 122 W. McHarg St. in Stamford.

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  16. Farms facing shortfalls with 2016 commodity pricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Projections indicate 17 of the 23 feed grain and oilseed farms are projected to be in moderate or poor financial condition; nine of the 11 wheat farms are projected to be in moderate or poor financial condition; 11 of the 15 cotton farms are projected to be in moderate or poor financial condition; and 12 of the 15 rice farms are expected to end the period in moderate or poor financial condition. Most representative farms in major U.S. production regions that are used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist Joe Outlaw.

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  17. Arrington calls for less regulation, orderly transition for health careRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    Representative Jodey Arrington said leaving cotton out of Title 1 of the Agriculture Act of 2014 "was a mistake," and that "getting cotton back in as a covered commodity is our No. 1 priority."

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  18. Coffee, cake, and conversationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    The Wednesday morning coffee break offers opportunity to get to know the neighbors, but it's men on one side, ladies on the other. It's somewhat reminiscent of a seventh grade homecoming dance, the Wednesday morning coffee convocation at the Willow Springs community clubhouse: girls on one side of the gym, boys on the other - and cross over at your peril.

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  19. Smaller budget to dictate farm bill debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    As Senate and House Agriculture Committees, farm organizations and support industries begin to think about new farm legislation, they are reminded that the next farm bill will have a smaller budget to work with. Leaders from all major commodity groups throughout Texas and national representatives converged for two days of discussion concerning what is anticipated will be a new farm bill program adopted by Congress in 2018.

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  20. Seed companies offering new trait packages for increased acreageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Southwest Farm Press

    With U.S. cotton producers indicating they plan to increase their acres of the crop in many areas in 2017 U.S. seed companies have stepped up to the plate with an increased number of new varieties. Many of the new offerings will contain the latest herbicide trait packages, which, for the first time, can be sprayed legally with new formulations of the products aimed at helping growers fight herbicide-resistant weeds.

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