Agriculture

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...
National conference on agricultural waste and environmental quality...
Abstracts, posters welcomed from scientists and educators and farmersDead animal management is one of the many topics for which a national conference on waste management is...
Texas crop, weather for May 20, 2014
Cotton planting continued to be challenged by dry soil and cooler-than-normal days, but moisture improved the crop’s prospects in many areas. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Rice is two to three weeks behind in some Coastal Bend areas
Texas crop, weather for May 13, 2014This machine sitting in this rice field near Hankamer may look like something out of a Dr. Suess book, but rice farmers call it a...
Texas crop, weather for May 6, 2014
All major grain-producing areas experiencing some level of droughtThis corn on May 5, in the Brazos Bottom, Burleson County, looks good, but looks can be deceiving,...
Texas crop, weather for April 29, 2014
In this picture taken in Runnels County on April 22, the white wheat heads show clear evidence of damage from a hard freeze a week earlier. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Texas A&M Questions & Answers
Q: What’s the difference between a forecast that says cloudy and one that says overcast?A: There is a difference, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. The terms...
Cattle Raisers Oppose Proposal that Could Put U.S. Cattle Herd at...
Fort Worth, Texas – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) submitted comments today in opposition to a recent proposal by the United States...
Texas crop, weather for April 22, 2014
With the exception of a few low-lying areas, most Texas peach orchards escaped damage from the April 15 and earlier freezes in 2014. There were exceptions, however, such as...
Forage Systems and Fertilizer Strategies training set April 25 at...
“Fertilizer prices change, and producers should have a plan in place to take advantage or deal with these changes,” said Dr. Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Peggy and Campbell Cox Family named Farm Family of the Year
The Nacogdoches County Agribusiness Committee has named the Peggy & Campbell Cox, Sr. Family the 2014 Farm Family of the Year. In the 1800s the Cox family moved to...
Texas crop, weather for April 1, 2014
COLLEGE STATION – As Mother Nature continues to play what seems like an extended April Fools joke on parts of Texas with ongoing drought, agricultural producers have some...
Texas crop, weather for March 25, 2014
Dr. Kevin Appel, a Panhandle optometrist, took this photo of a dust storm blowing in from the west near Canyon on March 18. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo...
Chireno Man Indicted on Three Counts of Cattle Theft
Nacogdoches, Texas – A Chireno, Texas, man turned himself in to authorities today after he was indicted by a Grand Jury on three counts of felony livestock theft. Texas and...
Texas A&M Questions & Answers
Q: There seems to be a lot of sandstorms lately. What causes sandstorms? A. Sandstorms are caused by strong winds that occur in desert or semi-arid regions, and they carry...