The study was published online today in the National Institutes of Environmental Science’s peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Health Perspectives
Cargill Cattle Feeders LLC completed the sale of its Lockney feed yard - saving 20 jobs that might otherwise be lost.
The infected herds are under quarantine and will remain so until the herds meet all requirements for quarantine release through testing and removal of infected animals
Last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture listed every county in the South Plains and Texas Panhandle as a primary natural disaster area for the 2014 crop year.
Lubbock’s biggest cash crop, cotton, is almost completely harvested, but problems remain.
The latest projections for the Lubbock-area cotton crop harvest were reduced last week to 3.865 million bales.
According to the Plainview Daily Herald, sugarcane aphids have been found in Floyd County, which is bad news for local farmers.
With continuing rainfall making an impact on the long standing drought in West Texas, the 2014 cotton crop is expected to have good yield. But, some worry that an early freeze could impact that outcome and meteorologist Ron Roberts says it could be very likely.
The greater Lubbock area cotton crop did not do well in August according to Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers.
The federal government recently updated its 2014 High Plains cotton crop to come in at 4.4 million bales.