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Colossal Headache; Cotton farmers sought bank aid in government shutdown

October 18, 2013

Colossal Headache; Cotton farmers sought bank aid in government shutdown

Despite Congress reaching an agreement this week to end the federal shutdown, the agricultural industry in Texas is still feeling its effects. The suspension of some $3 billion worth of federal loans due to the U.S. government shutdown forced some cotton farmers to turn to commercial banks for aid, boosting costs and further complicating the upcoming harvest in the world's largest cotton exporter.

Food Figures; National Food Day gets boost from Tech

October 16, 2013

Food Figures; National Food Day gets boost from Tech's Block and Bridle Club

As a commitment to increasing agricultural literacy about our nation's food and fiber, Texas Tech University's Block and Bridle Club will celebrate National Food Day on Oct. 24. The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lubbock's Market Street on the intersection of 50th Street and Indiana Ave.