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 […]

Texas A&M agricultural economics tailgate, seminar set Sept. 3

COLLEGE STATION – International influences on the cotton, grain market outlook and a discussion on study abroad programs will be the featured seminar presentations scheduled from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 3 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities. The seminar and tailgate activities will take place at the AgriLife Center, […]

Future Texas agriculture leaders begin two-year study

COLLEGE STATION – Josh Louder stood in amazement, watching the speed and efficiency of local watermelons being sorted and packed by a team of personnel at a facility near College Station recently. Louder, like many of the 24 agriculture professionals who are part of the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, also known as TALL, had […]

Landowner considerations will be focus of Sept. 20 program in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Bexar County Extension Beef Cattle Committee will present a Considerations for Landowners program from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County. The office is located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio. Registration is […]

Financial preparedness ‘train-the-trainer’ workshop set for Aug. 30 in Weatherford

WEATHERFORD – “Your Money, Your Goals” is a train-the-trainer workshop to be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Parker County. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the AgriLife Extension office, 604 N. Main St., Weatherford. The program will include a catered lunch. Registration is […]