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From the Ground Up - Meeting Texas’ Future Water Needs
- It’s projected that by 2060 the State of Texas will need 8.3 million acre feet of water that we don’t currently have, and the big question facing state officials and planners is where will that water come from?
From the Ground Up - Ag’s Water Usage Trending Down
- In 1997 Texas began to develop a water plan at the state level that outlined the current and future needs for water and wastewater treatment projects for the next fifty years.
From the Ground Up - Public Benefits of Large Tracts of Land
- The loss of large tracts of farm land can obviously affect the ability of the U.S. to continue to produce the amount of food and fiber to meet domestic and global demand, but it could also affect some unseen public benefits that most people don't think about.
From the Ground Up - Thanksgiving
- When most of us go grocery shopping we just assume that whatever we're looking for will be there, and give little thought to the fact that none of the food we enjoy on holidays originates at a grocery store. Shel Winkley has more in this week's From The Ground Up.
From the Ground Up - Urbanization and Fragmentation of Agricultural Land
- 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 - Technology Solutions For Texas’ Water Plan
- As the state of Texas begins to implement its water plan, different strategies will be employed that include conservation as well as the use of new technologies.
From the Ground Up - Proactive Water Planning Necessary For Texas
- 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 - Disease Devastating To Pork Production
- There’s a disease called porcine epidemic diarrhea virus that infects hogs and has been widely spread in Europe since the early seventies, and in Asia since the nineties.
From the Ground Up - Profitability Shifts In Agriculture
- In any given period of time there are ups and downs in profitability in different sectors of agricultural production.
From the Ground Up - New Cotton Harvesting
- 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.
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