Neighborly love: Hay, animal supplies trucked in from all over to assist Texas Hurricane Harvey ag producers

NOME – The outpouring of support from neighboring states has been overwhelming, said Mike Doguet, owner of Doguet’s Diamond D Ranch Turf Farm in Nome, Texas. “We have had truckloads of hay coming from all over,” Doguet said. “It’s just been amazing.” Doguet, along with his son-in-law Matt Willey, opened up their warehouse facility at […]

Military veteran and beginning farmer, rancher entrepreneurial training Oct. 14-15 in Navasota

NAVASOTA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture and others, will kickoff a new military entrepreneurial project Oct. 14-15 in Navasota. The application period for this second Battleground to Breaking Ground Entrepreneurial Training Project will be until Sept. 29, coordinators said. An applicant webinar […]

Runnels County Cotton Field Day set Sept. 27

WINTERS – Timely information and an up-close look at a promising cotton crop are on the agenda for the Runnels County Annual Cotton Field Day set for Sept. 27, said a program coordinator. Joel Webb, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties, said the annual event will […]

Water and eminent domain: Landowners have rights event, Oct. 5 in Marshall

MARSHALL – East Texas landowners can learn about water rights and eminent domain issues during an event Oct. 5 at the Texas State Technical College Library, 2650 East End Blvd. in Marshall. The program is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Leadership Advisory Board and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in Harrison […]

Free testing for private water well owners in Hurricane Harvey flood area

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer multiple well-water testing opportunities after Hurricane Harvey left potential contamination in its wake. Residents who have private water wells in the area affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey should assume their water is contaminated and have it tested, said Dr. Diane […]

Annual Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop set for Oct. 4-6 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – The 38th annual Surface Mine Reclamation Workshop will be Oct. 4-6 at the Holiday Inn Aggieland, 2500 Earl Rudder Freeway, College Station. Dr. Sam Feagley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state soil environmental specialist in College Station, will lead the workshop, which is planned by industry reclamation personnel specific to Texas mining conditions […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set Oct. 3 in Robstown

ROBSTOWN–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop in the Robstown area from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 3 for local residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lower Nueces River watershed. The morning session will be at the Nueces County Emergency Services District No. […]

Texas A&M agricultural economics tailgate and AgriLife Extension program set Sept. 30

COLLEGE STATION – Ag Policy, International Trade Outlook and Student Study Abroad Experiences is the theme for the Sept. 30 program and tailgate hosted by the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. “We want former students, current students and friends of the department to come join us for these events,” said Dr. Parr […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 13, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Low wheat prices likely mean planted acreage around the state will remain static or drop slightly, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension state small grains specialist in College Station, said wheat producers globally were expected to provide an overabundance of the commodity, which should keep […]

Improper mosquito control on livestock can do more harm than good, expert warns

STEPHENVILLE — In an effort to save their livestock from the torment caused by the plague of mosquitoes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some producers are making the mistake of misusing chemicals to control the pests, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The results can be potentially disastrous,” said Dr. Sonja Swiger, […]