Texas A&M Agricultural and Food Policy Center launches online farm bill decision aid tool

New tool will assist with 2014 farm bill program decisions Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Joe Outlaw, 979-845-3062, joutlaw@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University is part of a $3 million education grant in providing online decision aids to assist farmers with the 2014 farm […]

2014 Texas cotton crop expected to be steady

Large world supply of cotton expected to keep prices down Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. John Robinson, 979-845-8011, jrcr@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Supply is the controlling factor of cotton prices heading into harvest season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton marketing economist in College […]

Intensification focus of Eng Foundation Symposium

Cattle industry representatives hear latest research on expanding cowherd Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tryon Wickersham, 979-845-1541, tryon@tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – Record cattle prices resulting from all-time low cow numbers in the U.S. is signaling expansion among ranchers across the country, according to experts. However, land availability and available capital are challenges in […]

Applied nutrition modeling producing beef more profitably, helping reduce methane emissions in feedlots

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Luis Tedeschi, 979-845-5062, luis.tedeschi@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Nutritional modeling systems developed in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University have helped participating Texas feedlot operators keep feed costs in check and produce beef more profitably. Now, these models have the potential to be applied to help […]

Rural Entrepreneurship chair established at Texas A&M ag economics

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Ed Rister has been named the inaugural holder of the M. Edward Rister ’74 Chair in Rural Entrepreneurship, according to Dr. Parr Rosson, head of the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University. Rister is professor and associate head of […]

Expert: Eagle Ford Shale boom will continue to fuel Texas rural communities

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Rebekka Dudensing, 979-845-1719, rmdudensing@tamu.edu Dr. Joe Outlaw, 979-3845-3062, joutlaw@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Oil and gas drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale will continue to propel growth in rural Texas, but helping small businesses experience that same growth with a shortage of skilled labor will be a challenge, according […]

November meetings to address water quality in Mill Creek

BELLVILLE/BRENHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are partnering with local landowners and citizens to protect and improve water quality in Mill Creek through the development of a watershed protection plan. The public is invited to attend one of two project kickoff meetings and join the […]

Rebuilding the Beef Herd program set Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ed Schneider, 979-828-1112, robertson-tx@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Brazos Valley cattle producers considering rebuilding cowherds will have a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive economic analysis as well tips on developing a sound restocking plan Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch, according to organizers. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp […]

Memorial service scheduled for Texas A&M animal science professor killed in car accident

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Marcel Amstalden, associate professor of physiology of reproduction in the department of animal science at Texas A&M University, died Sept. 3 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Amstalden, 44, was traveling near Hallettsville when the accident occurred. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10 from […]

Farm bill, rural community opportunities highlight ag economics A&M-Rice tailgate festivities Sept. 13

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu  COLLEGE STATION – An overview of the new farm bill, plus a presentation on economic opportunities for rural communities will highlight Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics football tailgate activities Sept. 13. The program and tailgate event will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center, 556 John Kimbrough […]