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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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