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Oil crisis causes problems, opportunity

by Susie Applegate     The recent rise in oil prices may have caused a stir in Washington, and it will certainly be problematic for America’s commuters, but here in agricultural Wilbur County we have our own special issues which will cause … Continue reading

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Cold Puts an End to Honeydew Season

by Howard Applegate      Friday night’s deep freeze put an official end to honeydew season for Wilbur County farmers. While most have had their crops in for a few weeks now, a few holdouts, hoping to get a little more growth … Continue reading

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Heat wave creates Wilbur County crisis

by Howard Applegate     Extreme heat hitting Wilbur County this week threatened to wither the honeydew crop and put a strain on water supplies. Fridays high registered a July record 104 degrees in downtown Germaine, and it is expected that the … Continue reading

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Algae save the world? McCoy thinks so, and is willing to help prove it

McCoy Technologies to build 1500 acre algae farm on South Plains Road. The algae will be used to clean power plant smokestacks in New England and the Midwest, and produce biodiesel at the same time. Continue reading

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Malsanto to open research station in Wilbur County, near Germaine

Malsanto says it will open the facility, located about 20 miles from Germaine, in May. Continue reading

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No Rain in Over a Month

It’s been a dry summer, and the farmers around Germaine are getting worried about their crops.

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