Agriculture

Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on...
Arctic Frost satsuma mandarin hybrid named new Texas Superstar
COLLEGE STATION – Satsuma Arctic Frost has been named a Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
Texas crop, weather for June 9, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – A considerable portion of the state’s expected cotton acreage will not be planted this year primarily due to low prices and excessive rain, said a Texas...
Texas crop, weather for June 2, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – Despite some yellowing from overly wet conditions, most of the corn in the Coastal Bend area will probably recover, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife...
TDA Market Recap May 26, 2015
AUSTIN – (May 26, 2015) For the week ending May 23, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $2 to $5 higher per...
Texas crop, weather for May 27, 2015
Heavy weather pattern may break in the next two weeksCOLLEGE STATION – Both the El Niño pattern and global warming are the usual suspects for a large, high-level...
Specialty Crop Producers, Others Need to Certify Conservation...
Temple, May 22, 2015 — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds agricultural producers seeking federal crop insurance that they must have their Highly...
Plan My Land Operation online tool now available
May 13, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Want to put in a road on your land? Protect your water resources? Enhance wildlife, harvest trees or clear vegetation? Texas A&M Forest...
USDA Announces $30 Million Available for Food Entrepreneurs and...
TEMPLE, TEXAS, May 12, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making $30 million available to farmers, ranchers and food entrepreneurs to develop...
Texas crop, weather for May 12, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – Rain continued to push back the drought, but producers in much of the eastern part of the state felt like they were being washed away, according to Texas...
Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without...
OVERTON – In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in...
TFA'S FOREST LANDOWNER'S COUNCIL PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP TO 2015 STATE...
LUFKIN, TEXAS - The Texas Forestry Association's Forest Landowners Council presented a $1,000 scholarship to Jacy Darby, high point individual winner of the 2015 State...
Texas crop, weather for April 28, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – With continuing rains and wet field conditions, planting of most crops in Texas remained behind the five-year average, according to a summary by the U.S....
Texas crop, weather for April 21, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – More rainstorms swept over much of the state, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland,...
Texas Parks and Wildlife Applauds “Land Stewardship: Providing...
AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has partnered with the Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD), Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas...