Murano named director of Texas A&M AgriLife’s Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — Dr. Elsa Murano, professor and president emerita of Texas A&M University, has been named director of the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture. She had been interim director since June 2012. “It is a great honor to be named director of an organization whose mission is to help improve the lives of […]

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 […]

From primates to forests

Texas A&M researcher uses genes to map evolution of species Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Genes, whether from apes or the trees they live in, are the storytellers of the origins of a species, according to a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management assistant professor […]

Center on Conflict and Development to showcase international documentary

Contact: Melanie Balinas, 979-458-9399,mbalinas@gmail.com COLLEGE STATION – “Virunga,” the internationally acclaimed film uncovering the deadly confrontation of natural resource extraction and community interests in one of Africa’s world heritage sites, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Palace Theater in Bryan. Coordinators said the event celebrates the designation by the Texas A&M […]

Texas cotton industry mourns the loss of Dr. Carl Anderson

Longtime Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist pioneered marketing clubs Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-862-1563, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Carl Anderson, considered by his peers as Texas’ leading cotton marketing authority and one of the nation’s leading cotton analysts, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 82. Anderson, […]

Russian ban on U.S. agricultural products to affect Texas

Beef, poultry exports among Texas commodities Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Luis Ribera, 956-968-5581, LARibera@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Russia’s ban on U.S. agricultural products would be costly, especially to Texas, with the biggest impact to beef and poultry exporters, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. The proposed ban is in […]

AgriLife Extension engineer receives award for work in Iraq, Afghanistan

American engineering association cites Fipps ‘service in the interest of peace’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation engineer, was recently named Professional Engineer of the Year at the meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers in Montreal, Canada. Fipps, who is […]

U.S. education provides stepping stone to agricultural advancement in developing countries

Texas A&M student looks beyond classroom, lab Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Silvano Ocheya is a long way from home. But it won’t be long before he returns to Kenya or another developing countryin need of the new skills […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service graduates lifetime leaders

Contact: Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, 979-845-1554, j-mazurkiewicz@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Lawyers, farmers, bankers, ranchers and agriculture-related industry representatives banded together for two years with one aim: learn to be leaders. Their intensive study of agriculture worldwide culminated this month when their Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership XIII class graduated at a ceremony in College Station. “The Texas […]

Wheat breeders, Julie Borlaug speak out on wheat research, world hunger

Consensus: Technology acceptance must come before 9 billion people can be fed Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Julie Borlaug, 214-597-1009 CHILLICOTHE – Feeding 9 billion people by 2050 will require scientific and technological advances in the area of agriculture, and that might include tools that lack acceptance by the general public at this time, according […]