In spite of many usual and pesky problems associated with growing those big, beautiful Texas "thumpers," most reports have it that a good watermelon crop is headed our way this year.
Apple growers in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona say winter chill hours, loosely defined as the number of winter hours the temperature lingers between 32 and 45 degrees, are critical in order for trees to bud. Peaches also at risk.
A crisp fall morning is a fine time to drive around West Texas. An occasional wispy white cloud scuds across a cobalt blue sky. The air is crisp, a welcome reprieve from the 100-degree days that are not far enough behind to be certain that they...
Agriculture has grown dependent upon foreign labor, especially in fruit and dairy production.
There's little hope for resolution in current political climate.
Demand for fruits and vegetable rising
Texas doesn't produce enough to meet growing demand
Research efforts improving productivity