CROPS NEWS
Corn Planting Into Dust
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue May 20, 2014 07:26 AM CDT

FLOYDADA, Texas (DTN) -- Soil continues to blow in the Texas Panhandle. On some days Floydada, Texas, producer Dane Sanders struggles to get much done in the field.

Historically, Sanders' fields receive an average of about 18 inches of annual moisture. They've struggled with an average 6 inches in each of the past three years. It snowed a bit in November and December last year, but the last good rainfall came last September on his farm.

Sanders' land, along with a growing area in the Central and Southern Plains, have slipped deeper into dryness and are now considered in the ...

Quick View
  • Xtend Moves Forward USDA has issued its final environmental impact statement recommending full deregulation of Monsan...
  • Land Market What could the next year hold for land values?
  • No Agreement on Tax Extenders White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday said in his daily briefing that the White House woul...
  • Senior Partners - 4 At-your-service consultants help you walk through estate planning from start to finish.
  • Dow's Gutsy Decision Dow's decision to launch Enlist offers some hand-selected growers a chance to test drive new tech...
  • Congress Reaches Funding Deal The overall Agriculture Department and related agencies bill would cost $20.5 billion for fiscal ...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Agriculture colleges are ignoring courses that tomorrow's farm operators will need to manage bigg...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to improve udder quality in my herd?
Related News Stories
Root of the Problem
All Roughed Up
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dodging Weeds
Down the Drain