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Hurst Farm Supply Blog

John Deere is Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies for 11th Consecutive Year

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The Ethisphere Institute has once again selected Deere & Company as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. It’s the 11th consecutive year that this honor has been bestowed upon the company. It’s one of just 13 companies in the world to win the award every single year. The company is very proud of the accomplishment.

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Topics: John Deere, Industry Insights

Get the Most Out of Your Section 179 Deduction

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Dec 9, 2016 2:52:23 PM

The harvest season is coming to a close and the end of the year is fast approaching, that means it’s time to start thinking about everyone’s least favorite topic: taxes. As a West Texas farmer, you can’t afford to not take advantage of the Section 179 deduction. Not only does this deduction help decrease the amount the IRS thinks you should pay, but it’s also a great opportunity to replace your out your equipment with something modern, updated, and more efficient.

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Topics: Industry Insights

Technology in Agriculture: A Look at the Future of Farming

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Oct 5, 2016 4:06:23 PM

As a rule, when most people talk about advancements in technology, they usually have to do with an iPhone, a new watch, or some other smart device. But don't be fooled: technology isn't just limited to something you can hold in your hand. Few people take the time to point out some of the truly great bits of agricultural technology currently in the works. 

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Topics: Industry Insights

History of the Cotton Stripper

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Sep 28, 2016 2:58:30 PM

We're getting closer to cotton harvest. Soon, cotton strippers will be a consistent part of our landscape as area farmers work to bring in this year's crop. It's an essential component of West Texas's history and legacy. We're proud to be a part of it by supporting area cotton farmers and providing them with the best equipment to get the job done. 

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Topics: Cotton Farming, Industry Insights

5 Ways West Texas Cotton Farmers Benefit the U.S.

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jul 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When most people think of West Texas agriculture, they picture longhorn steers and wide open spaces of range land. Few realize that in West Texas, cotton reigns supreme. During the average year, Texas is responsible for the production of about 5 million cotton bales. In 2011, while Texans struggled to cope with a severe drought, cotton producers were able to provide the world with 3.5 million bales. The largest cotton crop was grown in 2005, when the state produced 8.4 million cotton bales. Each bales weighs 500 pounds.

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Topics: Cotton Farming, Industry Insights

USDA Cotton Ginning Cost-Sharing Program

Posted by Hurst Farm Supply on Jun 9, 2016 3:45:24 PM
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Topics: Cotton Farming, Industry Insights