Agriculture

Cool weather slows, but doesn't stop, armyworms
COLLEGE STATION - Though cooler weather slowed down the advance of armyworms, the pest is still eating up pastures and small grain fields in many parts of the state, report...
China to reopen the market for U.S. pork products
AUSTIN - Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today applauded the news that Texas pork producers will soon regain access to an important international trade market....
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
Texas Department of Agriculture announces wine grant program
AUSTIN - In recognition of Texas Wine Month, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples today announced that Texas wine promoters can apply for individual grants up to $10,000...