Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 14

SAN ANGELO – Despite declining numbers, sheep and goats continue to be in demand and fetch good prices in Texas, said Bill Thompson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, San Angelo. Texas produces more sheep and goats than any other state, Thompson said. Texas produced more goats than the next 10 U.S. states combined, and […]

Carnivore Management Program in Uvalde will have ‘meaty’ topics for area landowners

UVALDE – A Carnivore Management Program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, 1619 Garner Field Road. “Predator control is a subject of interest to many ranchers and producers,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist […]

Reagan, Upton counties set separate morning ag days, unite for afternoon field day

BIG LAKE/RANKIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct separate Ag Days in two neighboring Far West Texas counties on March 28 before coming together for an afternoon field day and family friendly evening meal. The Reagan County Ag Day is slated to open with registration at 8 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension […]

What does sexy, food, world travel and super career bring to mind? Agriculture, of course

COLLEGE STATION — For something that engages all the senses, this should be abundantly clear: food and all things associated with it is, in a word, sexy. Yes, sexy as in exciting and appealing. Seriously. Whether one grows it, markets it or eats it, food is a hot commodity that’s only going to get hotter. […]

Backyard poultry seminar set March 28 in Alice

ALICE — Because raising poultry around homes has become more popular in recent years, a seminar will be offered March 28 at the Women’s Building at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds in Alice, according to Rogelio Mercado, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Jim Wells County agent. “Both rural and urban residents enjoy raising poultry for […]

Crop, livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 available to Texas farmers, ranchers

COLLEGE STATION – Crop and livestock budget spreadsheets for 2017 are now available to both farmers and ranchers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. The budget spreadsheets help farmers and ranchers evaluate and project revenue and expenditures throughout the crop season. They are available at http://bit.ly/2mugoLH . More than 200 enterprise budgets for […]

AgriLife Research cotton pathologist pursues a mystery

LUBBOCK – Dr. Terry Wheeler and her colleagues are embroiled in a mystery.                 Wheeler, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist at Lubbock, and her cohorts Dr. Jason Woodward, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist at Lubbock, and Dr. Tom Isakeit, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, College Station, have been getting calls from cotton […]