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 […]

Water quality training May 22 in Victoria to focus on Lavaca and Navidad rivers

VICTORIA – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Lavaca and Navidad rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. May 22 at the Victoria Educational Gardens, 283 Bachelor Drive, Victoria. The training is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the Coastal Bend region, said program […]

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 […]

First ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists. “The 66-page ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual is the first ever published on our state’s most notorious disease vector,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workshop for farm/ranch women set for April and May in Georgetown

Risk management and planning focus of program Contact: Dr. Jason Johnson, 254-968-4144, jljohnson@tamu.edu Fred Hall, 512-943-3300, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu GEORGETOWN – New U.S. census data indicates that in Texas more women are managing farms today than any time since 2007, and a series of workshops is scheduled for Georgetown to help cater to this trend, according to […]