AgriLife study shows truck traffic surging at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR — The Pharr International Bridge is on the verge of toppling Nogales, Arizona, as the longtime, No. 1 U.S. land port of entry for Mexican produce-laden trucks, according to a new study by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Commercial truck traffic has been diverted from Arizona to Texas thanks to a new highway […]

Texas crop and weather — Nov. 17, 2015

Fire, rain had nominal impact on South Central Texas agriculture UVALDE – “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.” That lyric from a ‘70s James Taylor song would certainly apply to the residents of South Central Texas over the past few months. But while Mother Nature has been less than kind to this region, the […]

Two inducted into Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry at Texas A&M

Keough Ledman, Duncan recent inductees Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, COLLEGE STATION – Mary Keough Ledman (’90) and Doug Duncan (’89) were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction ceremony was held at the Agriculture […]

Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting set for Dec. 14 at Texas A&M

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – Overwhelming popularity of the first Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting at Texas A&M University in College Station has prompted organizers to schedule a second meeting Dec. 14, organizers said. “We had an outstanding turnout last year for our first meeting and have received several requests to do […]

Figuring out what produce consumers will buy can be a no-brainer

       COLLEGE STATION — A new twist in economic studies could help growers be more brainy in bringing their products to market, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “This new area may help us to use the knowledge we gain so that people can make better decisions and choices to […]

New food establishment rules to expand food handler requirements

AgriLife Extension offers in-person, online food safety programming KERRVILLE – New Texas Food Establishment Rules affecting those in the food service industry have been reviewed and will be accepted as of Oct. 11, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for food protection management in Kerrville. “One major change that will impact the […]

AgriLife Today goes daily with news from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research

  COLLEGE STATION — AgriLife Today, the news outlet for Texas A&M AgriLife, has become a daily distribution to better serve the public with news about the state agencies it covers. The news organization previously distributed information about the AgriLife entities throughout Texas each weekday. Because of AgriLife’s far-reaching involvement in all 254 Texas counties, […]

Southwest Dairy Day set for Oct. 22 in Dublin

DUBLIN, Texas – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Southwest Dairy Day Oct. 22 near Dublin. This year’s dairy day will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Postmus Organic Farms, 2855 County Road 310. “The Postmus family has graciously agreed to host this year’s dairy day by letting us use their […]

Horticulture economist to address Ellison floriculture fall lecture Oct. 7

COLLEGE STATION – “The Brain Doesn’t Lie: Using Neuromarketing Tools for Consumer Research” will be the topic for Dr. Marco Palma as the featured speaker for the Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series, event coordinators said. The event is on Oct. 7, beginning with a 2 p.m. reception for Palma, who is the Texas […]

Agriculture program for military vets, others to be held Nov. 7 in Desoto

DESOTO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agriculture workshop for active duty and veteran military service members Nov. 7 in Desoto. The free workshop, “From Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey,” will be held from 8 a.m.-5 […]