Texas crop, weather for Sept. 30, 2014

State hay supplies range from surplus to practically non-existent Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station. East of U.S. Interstate 35, all the way to […]

AgriLife Extension sets Oct. 7 farm bill decision-making program in Fort Stockton

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, david.disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, w-thompson@tamu.edu FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm bill producer education and decision aid program from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 1618 Airport Dr., Fort Stockton. “This program’s […]

AgriLife Extension offers private pesticide applicator training Oct. 9 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A private pesticide applicator license training will be offered Oct. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Potter County, located at 3301 E. 10th Ave. in Amarillo. The training session begins at 9 a.m., according to Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension […]

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 […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 23, 2014

Corn yields so far some of the best in years Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “In the Gulf Coast region, yields […]

AgriLife Extension sets wheat/stocker cattle program for Oct. 14 in Cross Plains

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jerry Warren, 325-854-5835, jwarren@ag.tamu.edu Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu   CROSS PLAINS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county stocker cattle and wheat program beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Cross Plains Community Center, 108 North Beech St. in Cross Plains. The program […]

Mown grass smell sends SOS for help in resisting insect attacks, researchers say

COLLEGE STATION — The smell of cut grass in recent years has been identified as the plant’s way of signalling distress, but new research says the aroma also summons beneficial insects to the rescue. “When there is need for protection, the plant signals the environment via the emission of volatile organic compounds, which are recognized […]

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 […]

Master Marketer Program to begin in January in Amarillo

AgriLife Extension economist: Seats will fill fast, so register early Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Agriculture producers must develop better marketing skills to improve their bottom line in times of greater market price volatility, and the Master Marketer Program is the place to get that training, said […]