Agriculture

Wet weather continues to delay spring planting
COLLEGE STATION - - The considerably wetter-than-normal winter continued to be a double-edged sword for much of the state's agricultural producers, according to Texas...
Show will feature more exhibits
SAN ANTONIO - Preparations for the 2010 San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show, to be held on Oct. 14-16, are under way, and this year's show will feature more live...
The wettest winter in 20 years in some parts of the state
COLLEGE STATION - - More snow came to parts of Texas, contributing more moisture to already saturated fields, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel. It's...
Wet conditions threaten to delay corn planting
COLLEGE STATION - Rain, sleet and snow came to much of the state, adding more moisture to already saturated soils. Though certainly preferable to a drought, overly wet...
Texas Department of Agriculture
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today that a Texas Department of Agriculture inspection has resulted in a prison sentence for Basilio Coronado. The...
COMMISSIONER STAPLES AWARDS $100,000 TO 13 YOUNG TEXAS FARMERS
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA) has awarded $100,000 in the form of matching grants to 13...
Get Great Things Growing in Your Backyard
It's not too late to start building your backyard homestead. The snow and cold temperatures might have delayed your progress but planting later might be just what "mother...
Farm Credit Bank of Texas Reports Strong Earnings and Capital
AUSTIN, Texas - Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT), a wholesale bank that provides funding for rural lending cooperatives, reported strong financial results for 2009, in...
Texas Department of Agriculture seeks applications for specialty...
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Agriculture is requesting proposals for projects designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops such as fruits, vegetables,...
MAJOR SOUTH TEXAS BROADBAND PROJECT RECEIVES STIMULUS FUNDS
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples congratulates the Valley Telephone Cooperative for obtaining a $40 million loan and $38 million grant from the U.S....
Youth gardens, 4-H, scavenger hunt, insect displays among offerings
SAN ANTONIO - Youth visiting the Texas AgriLife Extension Service portion of the Texas Experience pavilion at this year's San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo will have a...
Crockett producer wins award for outstanding leadership
CROCKETT - - James Waldrop, Houston County producer and community leader, was presented the Build East Texas Bill Clements Memorial Award at the organization's annual...
COMMISSIONER STAPLES CALLS ON ORGANIZATIONS TO FEED CHILDREN...
AUSTIN - Federally funded school breakfasts and lunches help millions of low-income children in Texas get nutritious meals during the school year; but during the summer...
COMMISSIONER STAPLES MAKES FORMAL REQUEST TO TEXAS SUPREME COURT ON...
AUSTIN- Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today the Texas Department of Agriculture has filed an amicus letter brief, or formal comments, supporting private...
Tom Boggus approved as director of Texas Forest Service
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Veteran forester Tom G. Boggus was named Friday as director of Texas Forest Service, the state agency at which he has worked for the past three...