Melting polar ice, rising sea levels not only climate change dangers

COLLEGE STATION —  Climate change from political and ecological standpoints is a constant in the media and with good reason, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist, but proof of its impact is sometimes found in unlikely places. “Discussions of climate change usually are focused on changes occurring in polar and temperate zones, but tropical […]

Economist: Majority of representative farms face cash shortfalls on 2016 crop harvests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and […]

Economists: No sustained rally in commodity prices seen in near term

FORT WORTH – With record corn production and higher yields in other major commodities, a low-price environment is here to stay with little catalyst to spark a rally, according to projections by agricultural economists. Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, and Dr. Pat […]

Yezak, Stallman honored at Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership reception in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, also known as TALL, honored Jennifer Yezak and Bob Stallman for contributions to agriculture at a reception held recently at The Austin Club in Austin. The event was hosted by the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Alumni, the Texas A&M University System and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Quickbooks Pro Short Course for Blacklands producers Feb. 13-14 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County, the FARM Assistance Program and the Stiles Farm Foundation, will offer the Blacklands QuickBooks Pro Short Course Feb. 13-14 in Georgetown. The training will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the Community Rooms of Georgetown Health Foundation, 2423 Williams […]

Study examines social status in food purchasing habits

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study examining the reasons why consumers pay higher prices for certain foods — be it for fashion, social standing or to advance a healthier lifestyle — revealed food costs may be too high for some consumers. Dr. Marco Palma, Dr. David Anderson and Meghan Ness, all with the department of […]

‘Flag the Technology’ helps farmers identify herbicide sensitive fields

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides. With two new herbicide resistance technologies which will be widely used in cotton, corn and soybeans, program coordinators say it is critical farmers know […]

Camp Brisket attracts legends of Texas barbecue

COLLEGE STATION – There was no shortage of beef nor legends of Texas barbecue at Camp Brisket held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. Expert pitmasters from all over Texas gathered to teach backyard barbecue enthusiasts and restaurateurs how to better prepare Texas-style barbecue brisket. Because of the high demand, the event now […]

Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal receives AgriLife Extension in the City Award

COLLEGE STATION – Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal has received the Extension in the City Award given by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented to Neal at the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award honors elected leaders whose support of AgriLife Extension […]

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Jan. 6 in Cameron

CAMERON – The 36th annual Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Milam County Youth Exposition Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $20 and includes program materials and lunch. RSVP at 254-697-7045 for an accurate meal count. The program […]