Experts: Shrimp imports depress market prices and pose health risks

PORT ISABEL —  Wholesale shrimp prices are falling due to cheaper foreign imports that marine experts say could be harmful to human health. “Shrimpers are getting roughly half of what they were last year for their catch, which is creating both an economic problem and a health issue,” said Tony Reisinger, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Pest control experts learn by doing at Texas A&M AgriLife program

DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas recently held an inaugural hands-on integrated pest management, or IPM, training class for more than a dozen professionals and paraprofessionals in the business of pest control. The class was the first to be offered using the IPM Experience House, a facility designed to […]

Two dairy animal handling trainings slated for August

DALLAS – Two Animal Handling Training programs – one in the Panhandle and one in Central Texas — will be presented in August by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “This training is designed for owners, managers and employees,” said Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas. “The class will emphasize safe and […]

Beef cattle management program July 30 in Elgin will have meaty topics

ELGIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Travis and Bastrop counties will present a Beef Cattle Management Series July 30 in Elgin. The program will be from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Elgin VFW Hall, 118 Old Sayers Road. Registration will be from 8-8:30 a.m. with presentations to follow. Topics will be […]

Document replacement could be part of disaster, loss, theft recovery

COLLEGE STATION – In the story “A Scandal in Bohemia,” Sherlock Holmes contrived to have the opera singer Irene Adler divulge the location of an important item by convincing her there was a fire in her house, knowing she would rush to retrieve it from its hiding place. But what happens if someone loses an […]

Veteran-oriented program helps current, former military find new roots

‘Battleground to Breaking Ground’ efforts reach service members, others statewide SAN ANTONIO – While “Military City USA” was an appropriate location to hold the most recent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program benefiting current and former military personnel, it was only one of dozens of locations statewide to host this program, coordinators said. Held at […]

An old ranch gets a new purpose

Long Acres Ranch Tourism Nature Center will be for recreation, training, research, more COLLEGE STATION – Long Acres Ranch, located near Richmond, has been a working cattle ranch since the mid-1800s, but it’s now being transformed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service nature tourism program into the Long Acres Ranch Nature Tourism Center. The […]

Strawberry Growers Meeting will address needs, future of industry

Meeting will be June 26 on Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus   SAN ANTONIO – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert involved in the Texas Strawberry Project is asking strawberry growers throughout the state to attend the Strawberry Growers Meeting June 26 on the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus, One University Way in San […]

Program on mineral rights, revenue July 15 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The “Mineral Rights and How to Preserve Revenue” educational program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Platinum Wealth Solutions of Texas LLC, and House and House, will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. July 15 in Floresville. The program will be held at the Wilson County Courthouse Annex III, located at 1103 […]

Texas residents share ideas, network to lead positive changes for rural areas

HORSESHOE BAY — State and federal governments have multiple ways of defining “rural,” but “places that lack leadership” isn’t one of them, Texas officials note. During a recent conference of the Texas Rural Leadership Program, more than 80 people representing small towns across the state convened to learn from each other, share ideas, find out […]