Back-to-back grain grading workshops set May 6-7 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The 25th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include two one-day trainings May 6-7, according to Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist. Each day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101, mburow@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]

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 […]

Texas crop, weather for April 15, 2014

Freeze puts large swathes of Texas wheat at risk of freeze injury Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Temperatures were not as low in the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife spring field day set May 14 at Chillicothe

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@aag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Paul DeLaune, 940-552-9941, pdelaune@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Steven Sparkman, 940-663-5958, sdsparkman@tamu.edu CHILLICOTHE – Wheat, canola, triticale and cropping systems will be highlighted during a field day May 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, located south of Chillicothe on Farm-to-Market Road 392. The annual […]

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 […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county wheat tour for May 2 in Taylor County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu   ABILENE – Several Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices will collaborate on the annual Multi-County Wheat Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 2 at the Taylor County variety plots located off State Highway 351 on County Road 52, also known as Mesquite Lane. Participants […]

High Tunnel Strawberry Field Day slated for April 26 at Lubbock

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Russ Wallace 806-746-6101, rwwallace@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– Persons interested in high tunnel strawberry production should make plans to attend the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service High Tunnel Strawberry Field Day from 9:30 a.m.-noon April 26 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock. The center is […]

Farm Bill Basics meeting set April 21 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a “Farm Bill Basics” meeting April 21at the Region 9 Education Center, 301 Texas Loop 11 in Wichita Falls, according to David Graf, AgriLife Extension agent for Wichita County. “Even though there is a […]

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 […]