Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic slated for May 20 in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu   EDEN – The Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been set for May 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Eden. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 9 a.m. Adjournment is […]

Texas crop, weather for April 22, 2014

Most peaches, pecans undamaged by the freeze; jury still out on wheat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There were varied reports of damage to wheat, forages and fruit and nut crops from the hard freeze on April 15 from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout the Central, Rolling Plains, South Plains […]

Texas A&M University Stock Horse Team named 2014 National Champion

Contacts: Dr. Dennis Sigler, 979-862-3595, dsigler@tamu.edu Victoria Pilger, victoriapilger@tamu.edu LOVELAND, Colo. – The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team was named the 2014 National Champion Collegiate Stock Horse Team at the American Stock Horse Association Intercollegiate Championship Show held recently in Loveland, Colo. The Texas A&M team was undefeated throughout this season. The team also […]

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 […]

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 to host cattle, wildlife conference April 25 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: J.R. Sprague, 806-862-4601, h-sprague@tamu.edu Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, Scott.Strawn@ag.tamu.edu Michael Wilkes, 806-868-3191, mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – A Beef Cattle, Range and Wildlife Conference will be held April 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Hemphill County, 10865 Exhibition Center Road in Canadian. The AgriLife […]

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 […]

Forage Systems and Fertilizer Strategies training set April 25 at Overton

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – Farmers and ranchers who want to get the most bang for their fertilizer dollar and have a steak lunch in the bargain should attend a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service training in Overton on April 25, advise the training’s planners. “Fertilizer prices change, and producers should have a […]

Texas crop, weather for April 8, 2014

Farmers fighting wind erosion and continued drought Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The […]