Wheat field day set for May 13 at AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Steven Sparkman, 940-663-6301, sdsparkman@ag.tamu.edu VERNON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Hardeman County Wheat Field Tour will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station on May 13. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the program will conclude with lunch at 11:50 a.m., according to Steven […]

Expert: U.S. agricultural trade to Cuba could exceed $1 billion

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2559, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry that U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba could reach $1.2 billion annually if regulations are relaxed and some trade barriers are lifted. Dr. […]

Two grain grading workshops set for May 5-6 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 26th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held May 5-6, according to Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo. The back-to-back, day-long trainings will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. […]

Blackland Income Growth Conference changes location, date

2016 conference set for Jan. 5-6 at Waco Convention Center Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu WACO – The largest conference for farmers and ranchers in the Blacklands region will be changing locations and dates in 2016, according to organizers. For the past 53 years, the Blackland Income Growth Conference has provided producers with the latest […]

Big Country’s Multi-County Wheat Tour slated for May 1

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wheat Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 1 at the Taylor County variety plots located off State Highway 351 on County Road 52, also known as Mesquite Lane. Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension agent […]

Texas Ag Commissioner to speak at agricultural conference in Austin

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu AUSTIN – Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller will be one of several speakers at the 17th National Value-Added Agricultural Conference May 18-20 at the Austin Marriott South, 4415 South Interstate 35 in Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the agricultural economics department at […]

Texas crop, weather for April 14, 2015

Cotton plantings a week to 10 days behind Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Only about 5 percent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 percent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel across the state. But […]

AgriLife Extension plans insect scouting school April 23 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, ebynum@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas Panhandle Scout School hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held April 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo. The training is open to anyone interested in learning about […]

Vegetable study targets water savings in the High Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, t-marek@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Vegetable production is not new in the Texas High Plains, but it is being re-examined in a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to see if it might offer a water-savings alternative to some cereal grain production. “Everybody knows we are generally water short […]

Experts offer some key considerations for Texas cotton farmers preparing to plant

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. John Robinson, 979-845-8011, jrcr@tamu.edu Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – With cotton prices projected to be sideways in the near term as oversupply continues to pressure prices, growers will have to evaluate all aspects of planting costs to boost profit margins in 2015, according to Texas […]