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From the Ground Up - Rebuilding the Cow Herd

Updated: 07/31/2014 - The 2011 drought produced an unprecedented sell-off of cattle that severely reduced the size of the U.S. cow herd. It appears, at least in our part of the state, the rebuilding process is beginning to take place. Bobby Kurten is a Brazos County rancher.

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From the Ground Up - Precision Agriculture

Updated: 07/17/2014 - With the growing demand for food and fiber from an increasing global population, agriculture is continually challenged to do more with less.

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From the Ground Up - Genetically Modified Organisms

Updated: 07/11/2014 - GMO is an abbreviation for a genetically modified organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there.

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From the Ground Up - 2014 Corn Crop

Updated: 07/03/2014 - Texas farmers know that it’s not a matter of if their crops are going to have to endure some stresses during the growing season, but how many stresses they will encounter.

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From the Ground Up - Weed Control

Updated: 06/05/2014 - Weeds are unsightly any time of the year when they’re growing as part of a homeowner’s landscape, but for farmers, weed control is essential to encourage their crops to reach their yield potentials.

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From the Ground Up - Soil Testing Protocol

Updated: 05/29/2014 - Whether you’re a rancher growing hay, a farmer growing cotton, or just a homeowner wanting to have a pretty yard, the place you should start is with a soil sample.

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From the Ground Up - The Importance of Soil Testing

Updated: 05/22/2014 - Most ranchers and farmers know that to maximize yields, their hay fields or row crops have to be able to utilize nutrients from the soil, and the only way to be sure of what’s in the soil is to have it tested.

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From the Ground Up - Specialty Crops

Updated: 05/15/2014 - Within production agriculture, there’s an industry called Specialty Crops, something that U.S. consumers have grown to expect to find year-round at the grocery store.

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From the Ground Up - Beef Check Off Dollars Are Shrinking

Updated: 05/08/2014 - The U.S Beef Check-Off Program was started in the nineteen eighties as a producer funded marketing and research program that assesses one-dollar per beef animal at the time the animal is sold.

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From the Ground Up - Smaller Corn Crop Could Affect Prices

Updated: 04/17/2014 - When a farmer makes his plans for planting in any given year, he has to consider many things that are completely beyond his control, not the least being the weather and market prices, and while expert predictions are available for consideration, those are also vulnerable to changes that take place that affect their original assumptions.

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From the Ground Up: The Beef Quality Assurance Program

Updated: 03/20/2014 - Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that provides guidelines for beef cattle production and is designed to boost consumer confidence in a safe, wholesome, and healthy beef supply.

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From the Ground Up - Farm Bill Changes

Updated: 03/06/2014 - The Farm Bill that was passed in February is the result of three and a half years of Congressional debate about what would provide the best safety net for agricultural producers going forward.

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From the Ground Up - Planting Decisions

Updated: 02/27/2014 - Corn is the first crop that gets planted in a new year, and around Valentine’s Day, farmers in our area who are going to plant corn begin to pay very close attention to the weather.

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