Agriculture

Kirk family named Farm Family of the Year
Following in his father’s, John F. Kirk, Jr.’s footsteps, who won the award 40 plus years ago, the John F. Kirk, III family has been named the 2016...


Warner Wilson named Nacogdoches County Ag Educator of the Year
The best educators are those teachers who not only inform and instruct but also train and equip and inspire, those teachers who leave their students on a different plane of...
Roy O. Martin III is keynote speaker at ag appreciation banquet
NACOGDOCHES, TX – Roy O. Martin III of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company will deliver the keynote presentation at the Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet produced by...
Jimmy Scott named Pete Smith Agriculture Pioneer of the Year
Jimmy Scott is a quiet, modest man who has accomplished much and given back to his community even more. Jimmy was born and raised on a cotton farm in the Winter Hill...
Texas crop, weather for Feb. 10, 2016
COLLEGE STATION – It’s been a generally mild winter, and the state’s peach orchards have pretty much been doing what one would expect: “chilling,” said Monte Nesbitt, Texas...
Jan. 7, 2016 New partnership provides funds to landowners who...
Jan. 7, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Funds are now available for forest landowners near the Sam Houston National Forest through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration...
Funding available to private landowners for longleaf pine conservation
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Private landowners in Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk and Tyler counties may now apply for funding to help sustain, enhance and restore longleaf pine...
USDA Commits $2.5 Million to Expand New Farmer Education
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 22, 2015 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that $2.5 million in grants is now available for projects to educate new and...
Texas crop, weather for Aug. 25, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – A combination of weather patterns is causing wholesale die-offs of fish in many East and North Texas farm ponds and lakes, according to Dr. Billy...
New, stronger El Niño may bring another drenched winter
COLLEGE STATION – A super-strong El Niño now brewing in the tropical Pacific will likely bring another rain-drenched winter to large parts of Texas, said Dr. John...
Texas crop, weather for July 21, 2015
COLLEGE STATION – After a year of low activity, the Bermuda grass stem maggot has returned with a vengeance and spread quickly across Texas.“Since 2013, this new pest has...
Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Began July 8
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced that producers in eligible counties may now enroll...
Enrollment for 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program to Begin July 1
(College Station, Texas) -- July 1, 2015 — Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that starting July 1, 2015, dairy farmers can enroll in the U.S....
Farmers to Receive Documentation of USDA Services
(COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS), July 2, 2015 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Judith A. Canales reminds agricultural...
TDA Market Recap June 15, 2015
AUSTIN – (June 15, 2015) For the week ending June 13, 2015, Texas auctions quoted feeder cattle prices mostly steady, with instances of sales ranging from $10 lower to $8...