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.
A Denver City native judged the National Junior Brangus Show in Bryan/College Station.
While Memorial Day rain was a blessing for some farmers, others are dealing with seedling disease and replanting.
- The final harvest numbers for Lubbock’s biggest cash crop show that the greater Lubbock area produced 2.44 million bales of cotton in 2013. That’s down from 2012.
A local farmer shows us how he uses his iPhone and iPad to be more efficient in his farming.
A group of West Texas farmers have signed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against a company based in Terry County.
Texas Tech has partnered with local and state agriculture organizations to put on a Farm Bill Impact Forum, Monday. The goal is to help producers or anyone involved in the industry be better prepared to make decisions under the new bill.
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the 2014 TCGA’s 107th Annual Cotton Trade Show, April 3 - 4.
Last week the Monsanto Fund announced a $2,500 donation to the Shallowater Future Farmers of America.
The nearly $1 trillion farm bill will eliminate direct payments to producers in favor of programs that will only compensate farmers if they lose money.
As Lubbock and West Texas suffer a the rapid loss of groundwater, there was a hopeful development discussed last week at the Texas Groundwater Association’s annual convention in Lubbock.
Crop losses from the aphid ranged from 50% to “completely wiped out” according to a written statement.
Texas Tech paleontologists are now proudly displaying a new, one of kind species they found in post. KLBK's Alison Morris got a close up look at what they're calling an ancient swamp monster.
There was another crash involving a school bus Wednesday and police are blaming a patch of ice. The driver of the car is upset because he says the ice was caused by sprinkler runoff.
While pleased to finally see lawmakers making progress on the Farm Bill, local cotton farmers say that the new legislation also raises a lot of uncertainties for their industry.
Lubbock police are hoping to help keep kids safe from online predators by educating their parents.
After years of back and forth, House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a new Farm Bill. If passed, this new agreement will eliminate dozens of subsidies, and expand crop insurance to change the way cotton farmers receive money from the government.
The South Plains Food Bank says their clients have dealt with cuts to the SNAP program before, and they are ready to do it again with the new compromise to the Farm Bill.
Congressman Randy Neugebauer released a statement Monday evening about the farm bill.
UMC's ambulance fleet just got a big new upgrade. 9 new trucks will soon be ready to go, complete with all new bells and whistles.
The wild and exotic animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be just fine in the bitter cold tonight, thanks to the special TLC workers there provide.
CASA says they're having to turn away cases due to a shortage of advocates. KLBK's Alison Morris reports.
Expect fire and drought conditions to remain elevated.
From now until April 6 farmers can nominate a local school district for grant money from the Monsanto Company.
Lubbock and all of the South Plains except for Borden County are designated, but Borden is still a contiguous county.
Obstacles include drought and uncertainties in the world cotton market.
There's a new kind of packing material on the market. Its completely biodegradable and developed right here in Lubbock.
The good news seems to have outweighed the bad; the precipitation was much needed as Lubbock is still in severe drought according to the USDA and other federal agencies.
Despite the winter storm that dropped 2.2 inches of snow along with freezing rain, Lubbock is still suffering a severe drought.
Every year, cotton has a multi-billion dollar impact on the greater Lubbock area. Many aspects of the cotton crop went well this year including the color quality. However ...
If you look at this year as opposed to last year, Lubbock and the surrounding area are doing a little bit better.
The number of women running farms in Texas and across the country is growing, though women are still a minority.
Its prime season for the cotton harvest, but that also means its prime time for cotton module fires.
A billion dollar project is on its way to Hale County, bringing jobs and tax revenue to a community hurt by drought and the closure of Cargill Meat Plant
fundraiser called the AgTexas Tractor Drive recently donated $104,949.78 to food banks including the South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock.
Congressman Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) gave the following statement at the 2013 House-Senate Farm Bill Conference Committee meeting Wednesday.
The USDA and other federal agencies released the newest drought map on Thursday.
Its that time of year when many cotton producers begin their ginning process.
Local cotton growers and processors say they anticipate lower than average yields this year, as they continue to still suffer from problems with rainfall.
The company blames ongoing drought for the shutdown of its cattle feed yard.
Some area fourth graders learned a thing or two about agriculture Tuesday at the Texas Tech Livestock Arena.
Sunday's rain fall has sidelined many area farmers and with harvest season already underway for many of them they're hoping to avoid further delays at all costs. KLBK's Alison Morris has the story.
There's a new brand of foods that contains super grains grown right here in the South Plains.
There's some new research being done on the cotton plant... And that is happening right here in Lubbock thanks to a special grant given to texas A& M AGRILIFE...
The only farmer in the race for Texas Ag Commissioner made a stop in the Hub City Tuesday.
This Saturday's Texas Tech football game will be the second annual "Celebrate Cotton" game. Its a partnership between Texas Tech Athletics and many cotton sponsors to raise awareness about the industry. KLBK's Michaela MacDonald has more.