Agriculture

Investing in the Future of the Beef Industry
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad...
Free Beef Quality Assurance Training Scheduled July 29 in Overton
Fort Worth, Texas – Beef producers can get free training to help them become more competitive in the industry by attending a Texas Beef Quality Producer (TBQP) program in...
Texas crop, weather for July 15, 2014
Dr. Raul Villanueva, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, examines a grain sorghum field for sugarcane aphids in South Texas, where infestations were first...
South Texas Man Charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
Durant, Okla. – A south Texas man was charged with a felony of obtaining property by false pretenses, and a warrant was issues for his arrest in...


Texas crop, weather for July 8, 2014
‘Out-of sight’ beef prices pose opportunity for those with grassCattle await sale at a Sulphur Springs sale barn lot. Cattle prices as well as wholesale and retail beef...
Texas crop, weather for July 1, 2014
Fall pecan crop estimated to be about 50 million to 55 million poundsPecan trees have male and female flowers, and both can be damaged by frost and freeze, according to...
Anthrax Case Confirmed in a Goat in Kinney County
AUSTIN, TX - The first Anthrax case in Texas for 2014 has been confirmed in a goat in Kinney County. The premises is located four miles north of Bracketville, TX. The Texas...
Texas crop, weather report for June 24
COLLEGE STATION – More rain over the Texas High Plains and Rolling Plains continues to improve the growing conditions for cotton, but also for weeds, according to a Texas...
Texas A&M AgriLife releases Neches white clover
OVERTON — Texas A&M AgriLife Research has released a new white clover, named Neches after the Texas river, that promises higher yields and much earlier flowering and seed...
USDA announces new support for beginning farmers, ranchers
(COLLEGE STATION, TX) – June 24, 2014-- U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy...
More rain stimulates planting
The National Weather Service’s precipitation analysis shows rainfall amounts from May 27 through June 10 to have been substantial in many areas. (Graphic courtesy of the...
Drought recedes a little, but many reservoirs remain critically low
In the watersheds where we have the most critical shortages, such as the Colorado River, we didn’t get much relief,” Fipps said. “In the last weather pattern, the counties...
Texas crop, weather for May 28, 2014
Only days before Memorial Day weekend rains, this field near San Angelo was bone dry, according to Steve Byrns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service communications...
TAHC Reminds Equine Owners to Practice Sound Biosecurity Measures
AUSTIN - The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) reminds equine owners to keep their horses healthy by practicing simple and good biosecurity measures. Biosecurity is a...
Cattle Raisers Host Summer Meeting in Arlington June 9-11
Fort Worth, Texas – Cattle producers from Texas and Oklahoma will gather June 9-11 in Arlington, Texas, for the 2014 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association...