Agriculture

Texas crop, weather for March 18, 2014
Wheat crop below average; cotton planting delayedLow soil temperatures were still delaying spring planting throughout much of Texas by mid-March. (Texas A&M AgriLife...
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...
EasTex Vet Clinic named Agribusiness of the Year
The Nacogdoches County Agribusiness Committee names EasTex Vet Clinic as the Agribusiness of the Year. Dr. James Weatherly and business partner Dr. Jason Richards, along...
Texas crop, weather for March 11, 2014
Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gmorgan@ag.tamu.eduCotton acres expected to be way up over 2013Cotton planting already began in some areas of the state but was...
TFB announces new scholarship opportunity
(WACO, Texas)—A major scholarship honoring former Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) President S.M. True Jr. has been announced by the state’s largest farm organization.“The late S.M....
Panel on Eminent Domain Scheduled During Cattle Raisers Convention
Fort Worth, Texas – Two of the state’s leading experts on private property laws in Texas will headline a panel on eminent domain, particularly as it pertains to the...
THE LARGEST LIVESTOCK SHOW JUST GREW LARGER
Almost 24,000 entries will have competed for champion titles at the Houston Livestock Show at Reliant Park by March 23. This year, the open livestock show had a 7 percent...
Stanley Jones named Ag Pioneer of the Year
The Nacogdoches County Agribusiness Committee names Stanley Jones, Belle Brook Farms, as the Pete Smith Agricultural Pioneer of the Year. He will be honored at the 14th...
John Sharp to Headline Panel Discussion on Rural Affairs at Cattle...
Fort Worth, Texas – An expert panel will discuss the changing state of rural affairs at the Opening General Session of the 137th annual Cattle Raisers Convention in San...
Texas Department of State Health Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services is temporarily closing all of the Galveston Bay system to the harvesting of oysters, clams and mussels because of elevated...
Texas crop, weather for March 4, 2014
Most peach trees, such as this Red Baron variety, were not in full bloom during the latest bout of freezing weather and so were probably not damaged, according to a Texas...
Denton County feral hog abatement demonstration set March 22
Feral hogs are more than a nuisance in Denton County; they destroy crops and pasture, and impose huge economic hardships on producers, according to Brandon Boughen, Texas...
Taking agriculture to a higher level of precision
AgriLife engineer working on automated measuring of individual plants in real timeCOLLEGE STATION – Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at...
Texas crop, weather for Feb. 25, 2014
AgriLife Extension agronomist: Crop prospects not good at this timeA farmer plants corn in Burleson County near Caldwell. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by...
Cattle Raisers Expo Kicks Off in San Antonio April 4
Fort Worth, Texas – Nearly 200 exhibitors will showcase their products and services to cattle producers across the state at the 37th Annual Cattle Raisers Expo during the...