Agriculture

Corn yields so far some of the best in years
COLLEGE STATION – The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas...
Texas crop, weather for Sept. 16, 2014-From too little rain, to too...
COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications...
Texas crop, weather for Sept. 9, 2014
COLLEGE STATION – Rains came to the Panhandle and South Plains a couple weeks too late to ensure a really good dryland cotton crop across the board, according to a Texas...
Funding Available to Private Landowners for Longleaf Pine Conservation
September 15, 2014 – COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS), on behalf of the Texas Longleaf Pine Implementation Team, announced today that funding is now...
TSCRA to Host Fall Meeting in Austin
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host their annual Fall Meeting September 24-26 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the...
Texas crop, weather for Sept. 3, 2014
COLLEGE STATION – A shortage of small grain rye seed may require many East and Central Texas producers to rethink their winter pasture plan, according to a Texas A&M...
Training to lessen the risky business of beef production
CARTHAGE –The program, “Reducing Risk in Beef Production,” will be held Sept. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Carthage, 110 S. Sycamore St. The...
Agronomist gives ‘heads-up’ over armyworm concerns in headed-out...
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming...
Texas crop, weather for Aug. 19, 2014
Corn harvesting began in North Texas. (Texas AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) COLLEGE STATION – Except for a few isolated areas, the entire state received...
Local Ranching Event Scheduled August 28 in Center
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, August 28, at the John D. Windham Civic Center in...
Local Ranching Event Scheduled August 21 in Palestine
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) will host a ranch gathering Thursday, August 21 at the Palestine Civic Center in...
TFB President Kenneth Dierschke to retire in December
TFB President Kenneth Dierschke to retire in DecemberTexas Farm Bureau (TFB) President Kenneth Dierschke has announced he will not seek reelection in December as the head...
Spotted winged drosophila poses risk to soft-bodied fruits
It’s possible to identify the male spotted wing drosophila with the unaided eyeby the black spot on the first wing vein, according to Erfan Vafaie, Texas A&M AgriLife...
Three Washington County Men Arrested for Theft of Livestock
Burton, Texas – Three Washington County Men were arrested and charged with third degree felony theft of livestock after stealing three calves from a rancher in Burton,...
Hay, hay and more hay; a common sight in East Texas this year, according to Texas AM AgriLife Extension Service experts. (Texas AM AgriLife Extension Service photo by Robert Burns) Hay situation good in east, southeast, iffy in others
COLLEGE STATION – While some parts of Texas have been lucky when it comes to hay production, others will likely have an expensive go at feeding...