Jeff Pope

Executive Director

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Farmers and ranchers  in the the U. S. have come to depend upon exports of many agricultural commodities to Mexico and Canada to help support domestic crop and livestock prices.  When representatives of the Trump administration talk about scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement they get worried.

Scott Bauer / USDA Agricultural Research Service

Calving season on ranches and farms in the Four Corners Region usually runs from February through April, but research suggests that the season would fit cow and calf health better if it occurs in April and May.

Ag Technology On the Horizon

Jan 23, 2018

Within the next decade, farmers will have a lot of new technology to select from to plant, weed and harvest crops, battle weeds, milk their cows, and keep their data.  The question is not whether it will be available, but whether it will improve their farm's profitability.

Kieth Weller / USDA Agricultural Research Service

Cranberries are a Thanksgiving tradition, that are only grown in a few states, using some interesting production methods.

Jeff Vangua / U.S.D.A. NRCS

A common practice in confined livestock operations, is to feed low levels of antibiotics to improve rate of gain and to keep them healthy.  Recently, the World Health Organization has called for farmers to stop this practice because of the possible link to an increase in antibiotic resistant organisms that can make treatment for many human diseases more difficult.