Cotton and Grain Marketing Workshop set for Dec. 6-7 in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  With low row crop commodity prices predicted in the foreseeable future, Rio Grande Valley cotton and grain producers are urged to attend an upcoming workshop to help them improve their marketing and risk management skills, organizers say. The Cotton and Grain Marketing Workshop will be from 9 a.m-4 p.m. Dec. 6-7 at the […]

Brazos County volunteers recognized at AgriLife Extension luncheon

BRYAN – Several volunteers were recognized with awards during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Brazos County volunteer awards luncheon held recently at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. Growing Leaders, Nurturing Community was the theme of the event, which recognized outstanding volunteers for their support of activities for AgriLife Extension in Brazos County in […]

AgriLife Extension helping serve those who served their country

COLLEGE STATION – With Veterans Day approaching, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is reminding current and former military that the agency has programs, materials and resources to help improve the quality of life for service members and their families. Rachel Brauner, program coordinator for the agency’s Texas Military Program, said AgriLife Extension focuses on […]

The USAA Educational Foundation, Texas A&M establish military financial readiness program

COLLEGE STATION – The USAA Educational Foundation and the Texas A&M University Financial Planning Program are partnering on a $1 million first-of-its-kind financial readiness program for members of A&M’s Corps of Cadets to help prepare them for financial challenges they could encounter in future military careers. The optional course, open to all students, will assist […]

Proposed mergers by biotechnology firms could result in cotton seed price surge

COLLEGE STATION – Proposed mergers by the world’s leading biotechnology firms would result in steep price increases farmers pay for cotton seed and small increases in corn and soybean seed, potentially leading to increased consumer prices for food and fiber, according to a study by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University. […]

More than 7,700 Texas jobs estimated to be added from expanded produce importation

COLLEGE STATION – Potential economic expansion of U.S. produce imports from Mexico could lead to an estimated 7,700 Texas jobs and an economic impact of $815.2 million to the Lone Star State. Economists with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station conducted a study on the economic impacts of […]

Smart Growth Workshop to be held Sept. 20 in Seguin

SEGUIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority will present the Smart Growth Workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Irma Lewis Seguin Outdoor Learning Center, 1865 U.S. Highway 90 E. in Seguin. The workshop is free and will include in-class presentations and outdoor demonstrations. Lunch will be provided […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 billion for the United States alone, reaching $170 billion worldwide, according […]