Shedding new light on coffee

World Coffee Research using near infrared spectroscopy to ‘reflect’ on coffee origins COLLEGE STATION — World Coffee Research, part of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture at Texas A&M University in College Station, is hoping to shed new light on the origin of Yemeni coffee through a genetic diversity study in conjunction with Sana’a […]

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. “For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability […]

‘The Housing Bomb’ seeks to change priorities

New book examines altering the housing/environment mind-set   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson, tarlarai@gmail.com Dr. Nils Peterson, 919-229-9519, http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mnpeters/ Dr. Jianguo Liu, 517-432-5025, liuji@msu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – If the authors of a recently published book have their way, “keeping up with the Joneses” may have more to do with who […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101, mburow@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]

Hale selected to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist and professor in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, has been selected to receive a 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award for Extension, Outreach, Continuing Education and Professional Development. The award is given by Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension unveils new feral hog management app

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mark Tyson, 979-845-4698, Mark.Tyson@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – For many farmers and ranchers, it may seem as though feral hogs are well on their way to taking over the country. But now at least, the new app, Feral Hog Management,  developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, […]

Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator visits Texas A&M University

Karsting addresses Texas agricultural exports, overseas capacity building, more COLLEGE STATION – U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Phil Karsting recently visited the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. He met with Texas A&M AgriLife administrators, personnel from the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and a group of students. Karsting, […]