South Central

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 »

Uri agriculture damage estimates exceed $600M in Texas

Winter Storm Uri, which blasted through the entire state of Texas, caused at least $600 million in agricultural losses, according to preliminary data from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural economists. "A large number of Texas... more »

Winter storm in Texas offers few silver linings

So far, there are few silver linings related to the winter storm system that brought historically low temperatures and a mix of precipitation throughout Texas, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. As damage assessments begin... more »

Jody Gomez joins Certis USA as Southwest regional manager

Industry veteran Jody Gomez has joined the team of Columbia, Maryland-based Certis USA sales professionals, the biopesticide company announced Feb. 16. Gomez will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s extensive product... more »

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