March 11, 2015
As West Texas farmers prepare for planting season they see a lot of uncertainty becaude of lower commodity prices and a revamped farm program.
Four profitability workshops scheduled for South Plains farmers will offer some guidance as producers prepare to plant spring crops.
The meetings are scheduled for March 17, March 31, April 7, and April 23. Each sessions runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.
“South Plains producers are facing stressful times because of depressed commodity prices and alternatives added to the new farm bill,” said Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at Lubbock. “Farmers will be looking for and considering decisions that could cut costs or improve yields. Some will also be considering alternative crops.
For the latest on southwest agriculture, please check out Southwest Farm Press Daily and receive the latest news right to your inbox.
“Cotton farmers especially will be evaluating new options as they navigate the 2014 farm bill. Their cotton base acres are now generic base acres. And while their generic base is not directly covered by Farm Service Agency payments, their generic acres can be planted to a covered commodity, and those acres will then be eligible for payments if payments are made for that covered crop.
“The goal of these workshops, all with a similar curriculum, is to help producers understand the new farm bill and its ramifications on their individual farming operations.”
You May Also Like
Current Conditions for
Enter a zip code to see the weather conditions for a different location.
CBOT wheat makes another push higherJan 18, 2023
2023 lessons: Managing farm profitDec 05, 2023
Farm Progress honored in prestigious American Graphic Design AwardsDec 05, 2023
USDA exports – China buys wheat, December 5, 2023Jan 19, 2023