Agriculture

Texas to Host National Incident Management Conference
Contact: Bob Koenig (979)450-8659 bkoenig@tfs.tamu.edu (COLLEGE STATION, Texas) Incident management professionals from across the nation will converge in Houston, Texas...
New AgriLife Extension assistant takes cancer prevention personally
By: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191 = View All Media/Resolutions OVERTON -- The job of the newly hired Texas AgriLife Extension Service assistant is to fight cancer through...
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR FARMS, RANCHES...
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced applications for this year's Family Land Heritage Program will be accepted until Dec. 15. The Family Land Heritage...
Watch out for nitrate poisoning in forages
OVERTON - This year's fall weather- rain and cloudy following a drought - and its effect on forages can be a recipe for nitrate poisoning of livestock, said a Texas...
Cherokee County Swine Project Clinic set for Nov. 5
Whether showing and selecting a swine project for the first time or looking to bring showmanship skills to the next level, the techniques to be taught at the Cherokee...
Tick-transmitted horse disease detected on South Texas ranch
A tick-borne disease known as equine piroplasmosis has been confirmed on a ranch in South Texas. Additional testing is being conducted to determine the extent of...
Raining feral hogs? Some areas seeing increases in rain and hog...
COLLEGE STATION - Heavy rain, as much as 10 inches in some areas, raised soil moisture levels and generally improved the agricultural outlook through most of the state,...
COMMISSIONER STAPLES ANNOUNCES SUPPORT OF CRITICAL PROJECTS TO...
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced today the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) are supporting 63...
TSCRA Special Ranger makes multiple cattle theft arrests in Trinity...
Groveton, Texas - A Lufkin woman was arrested today after she and her son were charged with theft of livestock. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)...
Oyster, Water Inspectors Make Life Safer for Seafood Fans
Texans' love affair with the oyster goes back quite a way - at least 300 years, judging from shell mounds left along the Gulf coast by Karankawa and Akokisa...
Texas grocery prices continue downward trend
(WACO) - Texas grocery shoppers continue to collect on savings in 2009, according to the latest results from Texas Farm Bureau's Grocery Price Watch. Food prices in the...
Commissioner Staples announces expansion of state agriculture...
AUSTIN - Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced the addition of two members to the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority Board (TAFA) who will represent the...
Armyworms on the march in many areas
COLLEGE STATION - Most of the state received some rain the last week with accumulations ranging from 0.5 inch or less in the west to 2-4 inches in East Texas and the...
CATTLE RAISERS ADOPT GROUNDWATER POLICY
Austin, Texas - The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) today adopted policy calling for the reaffirmation of the ownership of groundwater as a...
Recent rains help Texas crops, but officials say more is needed
COLLEGE STATION - Rain alleviated drought conditions throughout much of the state. However, many regions need considerably more rain to fully recover, according to Texas...