High Plains Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference slated for Aug. 17 in Farwell

High Plains Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference slated for Aug. 17 in Farwell FARWELL – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the free multi-county “High Plains Wheat and Stocker Cattle Conference” from 9 a.m. until noon Aug. 17 in the Farwell Community Center. “This year is shaping up to be one to create pleasant…


AgriLife researcher honored by prescribed burning association

AgriLife researcher honored by prescribed burning association FREDERICKSBURG – Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, superintendent of the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora, was recently honored by the Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association during their annual meeting in Fredericksburg. The award was presented to Taylor by the association’s directors, recognizing his promotion of the use of…


Biofuel study looks at cost to wildlife and environmental diversity

Biofuel study looks at cost to wildlife and environmental diversity AgriLife scientist: ‘Time to take the monoculture blinders off’ OVERTON — Whether we can grow bio-energy crops such as switchgrass and forage sorghum isn’t the question, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. The question is, where’s the nitrogen going to come from to grow…


Drip irrigation a good fit in some areas

Drip irrigation a good fit in some areas AgriLife Extension: Management is key to economics and efficiencies PAMPA – Interest in drip irrigation is growing throughout the High Plains as regions within it run short on water supplies and producers look for economical ways to continue efficient production. “We want everyone to find out where…


Japan and Taiwan Approve Syngenta’s Enogen Corn Amylase Trait for Import

MINNETONKA, MINN.  — Syngenta Seeds, Inc., today announced it has received import approvals from Japanese and Taiwanese regulatory authorities for its Enogen corn amylase trait (Event 3272), which has demonstrated improved productivity and sustainability in the manufacture of ethanol from corn in tests conducted at ethanol plants. These regulatory approvals allow the importation of grain…


Monsanto to Introduce Aphid Tolerant Soybean Varieties for the 2011 Season

ST. LOUIS  – Monsanto Company will introduce new Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybean varieties with aphid tolerance in 2011 designed to help protect soybean yields from these damaging pests. Since their identification in 2000, soybean aphids have become a major pest in soybean fields throughout the Northern United States. When left untreated, these…


Cargill Provides 4-H with $500,000 Gift

Cargill has provided National 4-H Council with a $500,000 gift that will help to develop, strengthen and implement 4-H science programming in five key states. The funding, delivered through multi-year grants, will provide 4-H with the ability to reach even more young people with innovative, after-school programming in the fields of science, engineering, technology and…


Beef Checkoff Charges NCBA with Improver Expenses

Statement by Robert Fountain, Jr., cow-calf producer, Adrian, GA, and Cattlemen’s Beef Board secretary-treasurer: “An independent accounting firm tested charges from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) to the beef checkoff in five areas and found many expenses that were either improperly charged to the checkoff or insufficiently documented. “For example, international and…


Cattlemen Respond to Beef Board’s Audit Complaints

BrownfieldAgNews reports: The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has responded to allegations by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) that NCBA may have breached the financial firewall between its policy and checkoff divisions. During a Thursday morning news conference, NCBA’s CEO Forrest Roberts said his organization goes to great lengths to comply with the…


Wheat meeting planned for Aug. 12 in Deaf Smith County

Wheat meeting planned for Aug. 12 in Deaf Smith County DAWN — Important wheat issues will be discussed during a producer meeting conducted by Texas AgriLife Extension Service on Aug. 12 at the Dawn Community Center in Dawn. This is a multi-county event organized by AgrLife Extension agents from Oldham, Deaf Smith, Potter and Randall…


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