Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo to feature program on pasture leases, weed management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SIMONTON – The second annual Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo scheduled May 13 in Simonton will feature presentations on the basics of pasture leases, according to organizers. The event, to be held at Twinwood Cattle Co., 4430 Guyler Road, will feature several management topics pertaining to beef cattle production, including […]

Ag industry, producers hear latest about 2014 farm bill

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Texas cattle producers will need to have documentation in hand as sign-up for federal disaster assistance begins April 15. Judith Canales, Texas state executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency, kicked off the recent 2014 Ag Forum in Austin, advising producers to schedule appointments with […]

Online price basis tool for agricultural producers available from AgriLife Extension

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-, jmwelch@ag.tamu.edu Emmy Williams, 979-847-6143, emmywilliams@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s not as flashy as watching contract futures prices trade from red to green on the weekday exchange, but knowing the price basis for a commodity is an important aspect of marketing for agricultural producers, according to […]

Graham receives Texas A&M AgriLife Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Dr. Charles W. Graham has received the Distinguished Texan in Agriculture Award from Texas A&M AgriLife – the highest individual honor given to individuals demonstrating outstanding leadership and providing significant contributions to Texas agriculture. Graham received the award at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention […]

Canola showcased at College Station field day

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Canola field varieties were in full bloom amidst a backdrop of sunny skies and breezy conditions at the recent Texas A&M University field laboratory near College Station. “Our trials look beautiful right now,” said Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife […]

April 10 Texas Ag Forum to feature overview of 2014 Farm Bill

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Discussion of the 2014 Farm Bill will take center stage at the Texas Ag Forum scheduled April 10 at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive, in Austin. The event will bring together producers, commodity and farm organization leaders from across the state, said Dr. Joe Outlaw, co-director […]

Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo to feature livestock management, ranch bus tours

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu   SIMONTON – The second annual Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo scheduled May 13 in Simonton will feature several management topics pertaining to beef cattle production, including livestock lease agreements, and a variety of bus tours. The event, to be held at Twinwood Cattle Co., 4430 Guyler Road, will feature […]

Agricultural law blog serves as educational resource for Texas landowners, producers

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Tiffany Dowell, 979-845-1941, tdowell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and agricultural law specialist in College Station, has seen her Texas Agriculture Law Blog continue to gain popularity due to timely topics addressing issues affecting landowners across the Lone Star State. “I continue to […]

AgriLife Extension hires new agent in Haskell County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DaLinda Black, 940-864-2546, dalinda.black@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – DaLinda Black of Friona has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Haskell County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. Black began her training in Knox County on March 10 […]

Expert: Cattle producers have many options to weigh when considering restocking

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Stephen Hammack, 254-968-4144, shammack@ag.tamu.edu WACO – With the cattle market at all-time highs and drought having decimating herds across Texas, some might consider restocking, but are questioning if it’s the right time to buy. The answer: It depends, says one expert. Dr. Stephen Hammack, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]