A vineyard is an expensive, long-term investment in comparison to other agricultural pursuits. Bolen said one acre of winemaking grapes can cost upwards of $10,000 and take three to five years for a return on investment. Managing a vineyard is a time-intensive and largely un- mechanized endeavor. Growing grapes is hard enough as is without the added stress of protecting your crop from one of the most powerful herbicides commercially available to farmers.
The program helps to work across the country to collect denim and recycle it into UltraTouch denim insulation.
Jorge Romero-Habeych is a third year doctoral student from Florida. His researches focuses how farmers on the Southern High Plains reduce uncertainty.
In 1907, a group of cotton representatives from around the globe met to resolve key issues throughout the […]
Living in West Texas, cotton fields are a common sight to the population. When you drive down the […]
Just north of Petersburg, in the High Plains of West Texas, lies what seems to be dry, unmanaged fields. The surface is cracked from the heat, and corn cobs from the past harvest litter the fields. But what actually lies in RN Hopper’s fields is anything but dry and unkempt. Beneath the surface is a world breaming with life and a future in sustainable agriculture.
LUBBOCK, TX – Given the deadline to revise a bill in 12 to18 months, cotton farmers and legislators […]
The 2016-2017 cotton crop year on the High Plains exceeded the expectations of many, including Plains Cotton Cooperative […]
Victim to a fashion industry that prioritized quantity over quality, what was once held in such high esteem is now seen as trivial to most consumers. Imitated, an imposter yet a successor: cotton has a copy.
After graduating from Texas Tech in 2009, Braden Gruhlkey had to make a tough choice: would he be an ag teacher, or would he pursue the difficult and risky lifestyle of being a farmer?
“It is time for this younger generation to start taking over the reins and learning how our industry works and what it takes to keep it going.”
Here. in West Texas cotton is king. Even though cotton produced isn’t all year round, the students and […]
Standing just outside of his barn, below the scarlet red Texas Tech Double T that faces County Road 1240, Dan Taylor stares at his collection of tractors, a chuck wagon and a lifetime of memories hung up on his walls.
As a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother of farmers, Dean Huffaker has her fair share of experiences. “We had one little irrigation well, and we had to water through ditches,” said Dean Huffaker as she recalled a lifetime of farming that had not been talked about in years. Over the years, she has seen many changes in farming, but one thing that has not changed is the families themselves.