South Central

NMSU-DACC partnership aims to develop smart-farming workforce

The New Mexico State University’s College of Engineering and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences along with Doña Ana Community College have formed a partnership to prepare the next-generation workforce to use innovative smart... more »

Innovation, change in agriculture driven by Rio Grande salinity

The increasing salinity of the Rio Grande is a real problem for agricultural producers. Experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Research are studying this problem to provide options and advice for those who rely on this... more »

Climate change lecture to highlight promise of regenerative agriculture

It’s unusual to come across a documentary about climate change that strikes an optimistic note, but that’s what Netflix viewers were treated to last September with the premiere of “Kiss the Ground.” The documentary, narrated... more »

Soil moisture conditions suffer as Texas faces lingering drought

Parts of Texas have slipped deeper into drought, and farmers who depend on irrigation water may find supplies limited. Parts of the state are in dire need of soil saturating rains and runoff to replenish... more »

Viva Fresh pledge launched by Texas produce group, food bank

The Texas International Produce Association announced a new partnership with the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley (Food Bank RGV) at the recent Viva Fresh Expo’s keynote luncheon. According to a news release, Food... more »

Texas No. 1 exporter, including products ‘coming directly out of the ground’

For nearly two decades, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, has ranked Texas as the No. 1 exporter among U.S. states. ”Texas shipped $279.3 billion worth of goods around the globe... more »

2021 On-Farm Research Grants announced by Southern SARE

The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program has announced the funded projects for the 2021 On-Farm Grant Program. Southern SARE has long supported farmers in their efforts to develop new and innovative sustainable agriculture... more »

Vestaron expands US sales force with new South-Central hire

Vestaron announced March 4 the appointment of  Jorge Moreno as territory sales manager for the South-Central United States, spanning Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. In addition, Moreno will coordinate business activities in Mexico as... more »

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