The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with Minority Landowner Magazine will host a Farmer and Landowner Workshop to discuss conservation technical and financial assistance available through USDA and to provide the opportunity to demonstrate construction of a seasonal high tunnel.
The Board of Directors of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) today named Kevin Brinkley as president and chief executive officer of the Lubbock-based, farmer-owned cooperative effective July 1, 2015.
After the first of two votes, the Lubbock City Council is one step closer to allowing people to keep chickens inside the city limits.
The Texas wine industry seems to be on the rise, even gaining national attention, especially the growth in West Texas.
Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers quotes the U.S. Department of Agriculture as saying Texas cotton growers are expected to plant about 5.7 million acres of upland cotton in 2015.
Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Cooperative Association announced last week that Lonnie Winters was appointed as the interim President and Chief Executive Officer as of March 1.
Study finds that water shortages in parts of the U.S. will be worse than any in the past 1,000 years.
The most recent weekly report from the Texas Water Development Board shows Lubbock's drought condition improving and one area farmer said the recent January precipitation is helping.
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.
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.