Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at […]

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

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, 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, 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, Contacts: Dr. Mark Welch, 979-845-, Emmy Williams, 979-847-6143, 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 […]

Selling to state and local governments topic of April 17 meet in Raymondville

RAYMONDVILLE —  Entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their own business by selling to local, state or federal governmental agencies are invited to a Meet the Buyer event from 9-11 a.m. April 17 at the Rural Technology Training Center in Raymondville, according to Ronnie Zamora, a Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agent in […]

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

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, 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, Contact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041,   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 […]

Complexities of new farm bill topic of April 8 meet in South Texas

WESLACO  –  A statewide effort by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to get agricultural producers up to speed on the new farm bill is coming to the Lower Rio Grande Valley, according to agency experts. A meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 8 at the Sam Sparks Auditorium at Rio […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 24 in Weslaco

WESLACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 in Weslaco for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Arroyo Colorado watershed. The free workshop is being hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Hale selected to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, 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 […]