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From the Ground Up November 20, 2014

Updated: 11/20/2014 - There are 142 million acres of privately owned farms, ranches, and forests in Texas, but between 2007 and 2012 there as a loss of 100,000 acres of working land in the state compared to losses of 500,000 acres in the previous two five-year periods.

From the Ground Up - Proactive Water Planning Necessary For Texas

Posted: 11/07/2014 - Everyone’s heard the old adage “out of sight, out of mind”, and that seems to be the case when you talk to the average person about the future water needs for the state of Texas. It’s harder to get their attention after a good year like 2014, but the fact of the matter is that we need to be planning for a not so rainy day. Monty Dozier is a Regional Program Leader for Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Agricultural/Natural Resources Southeast District Nine.

From the Ground Up - New Cotton Harvesting

Updated: 10/09/2014 - If you’ve been driving in rural areas, you’ve probably seen cotton being harvested. You may have also seen some round bales that at first glance, look like hay round bales.

From the Ground Up - Cotton Harvest

Updated: 10/02/2014 - If you’ve been driving in rural areas, you’ve most likely seen some fields that are solid white. That means it’s harvest time for cotton

From the Ground Up - It's Harvest Time

Updated: 09/18/2014 - This year got off to a dry start for area farmers, but there was enough moisture to get crops planted, and then the timely rains that we received throughout the summer turned this year’s crop yields into one of the best in recent memory.

FSA's Livestock Forage Program

Updated: 09/11/2014 - Ranchers who suffered financial losses for the past few years due to drought may be eligible for some assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program. Mike Krystinik ranches in Brazos County.

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