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 […]

Doing Business with Cuba workshop set Jan. 23 in Austin

AUSTIN – Doing Business with Cuba, a workshop to assist various sectors of the agricultural industry with potential business and marketing opportunities, is scheduled for Jan. 23 in Austin. The workshop is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas-Cuba Trade Alliance and World Affairs Council of Austin. The workshop […]

Texas beef industry mourns loss of Frank Litterst

COLLEGE STATION – Frank Litterst Jr., whose colorful teaching style of beef cattle production hit home with more than 7,000 Aggie students and hundreds of Texas beef cattle producers spanning two decades, died Dec. 26. He was 94. Known by his students as “Mr. Frank,” Litterst was described by colleagues as a living legend for […]

Texas barbecue owners, pitmasters learn about price trends at town hall meeting

COLLEGE STATION – Record pounds of beef, pork and poultry produced in 2016 are projected to reach even higher in 2017, making Texas barbecue owners feel good about their prospects for satisfying hungry customers. “I think there will be more production of beef cows nationally and that will keep brisket prices down (as we head […]

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 […]