AgriLife Extension sets more farm bill decision-aid meetings

  West Central, Far West Texas producers targeted Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel are blanketing the state with educational meetings for farmers on the intricacies of the new farm bill and West Texas is no exception, according to one of the […]

Corn prices expected to edge up, could pressure fed cattle bids in 2015

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-8011,JMWelch@tamu.edu BRYAN  - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. However, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grains marketing economist in College […]

Canola production part of presentation lineup at Texas Plant Protection Conference

Conference theme is future use of water and its impact on agriculture Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Canola cropping practices will be featured at the Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and […]

Carpenter inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

Contact: Maggie Tucker, 979-845-1542, maggie.tucker@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Zerle Carpenter, Texas A&M University professor emeritus of animal science and director emeritus of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. Carpenter was among six inductees selected from more than 75 nominations encompassing all areas of red […]

Ranchers hear key factors to growing forage at rebuilding beef herd symposium

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Ranchers should be mindful of three important components of pasture health when considering restocking beef cattle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist in College Station, said water, fertilizer and protection are […]

Economist: Low agricultural commodity prices, potential rising rates could lead to land value declines

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, lrussell@tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – Recent declines in commodity prices combined with the potential for rising interest rates could trigger a decline in agricultural land prices in coming months, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist in […]

2014 farm bill, online decision-aid training event Oct. 27 in Atlanta

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu ATLANTA – A one-day 2014 farm bill overview and producer aid demonstration and training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland St., in Atlanta, Georgia. There is no cost to attend the training, but registration is required. To register, visit […]

AgriLife Extension sets Oct. 14 farm bill decision-making program in Roscoe

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Zachary Wilcox, 325-236-6912, s-wilcox@tamu.edu Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu   ROSCOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a free farm bill decision-aid program for producers from 10 a.m.- noon Oct. 14 at the Roscoe Coop Gin in Roscoe. Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County, […]

Water the focus of 2014 Texas Plant Protection Association conference in Bryan

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu BRYAN – Future use of water and its impact on agriculture will be the focus of the 2014 Texas Plant Protection Association conference scheduled Dec. 10-11 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “Water availability is paramount for agricultural production and certainly is of utmost concern to everyone […]

South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show scheduled Oct. 24

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM –The 43rd annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show is scheduled Oct. 24 at the Washington County Fairgrounds sales facility in Brenham. Registration is $20 and will be held from 7:15-8 a.m. the day of the event. “All area producers are encouraged to attend to receive information […]