New Texas A&M dual-purpose cotton variety can be used for food, fiber

FDA approves ultra-low gossypol cottonseed for human, animal consumption The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to ultra-low gossypol cottonseed, ULGCS, to be utilized as human food and in animal feed, something Texas A&M AgriLife researchers have been working on for nearly 25 years. Keerti Rathore, Ph.D., a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The network’s Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 5 in Bay City

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 on the Wharton County Junior College campus, 4000 Ave. F in Bay City. The Well Educated training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, […]

Multi-county water well screenings set for Permian Basin area in October

The Texas Well Owner Network will provide water well screenings for residents in Andrews, Gaines, Howard and Martin counties during October. The Well Informed screenings are  provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas Water Resources Institute. Each screening event will be from 8:30-10 a.m. Dates […]

Water well owner training set for Nov. 7 in Gatesville

A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Gatesville Civic Center, 301 Veteran’s Memorial Drive in Gatesville. The “Well Educated” training is free and open to the public. Joel Pigg, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist and TWON coordinator, College Station, said the […]

New technology, old genetics meet on the range

OTHER COLLABORATORS:  Alan Rotz, USDA-ARS, University Park, Pennsylvania; Glenn Duff, Clayton Livestock Research Center, Clayton, N.M.; Jean Steiner, NMSU Department of Animal and Range Sciences; Stephanie Bestelmeyer, Asombro Institute for Science Education, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Brandon Bestelmeyer, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range; Rick Estell, NMSU research animal scientist; Laura Boucheron Spence, NMSU Department of Electrical […]

Texas A&M AgriLife expands footprint with renovated urban campus in Dallas

Texas A&M AgriLife on Tuesday hosted a grand opening of the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas renovated campus, which aims to serve as a rural-urban interface connecting Texans to their food sources, environmental sustainability and healthy living. “Agriculture must become integral to urban culture,” said Patrick Stover, Ph.D., vice-chancellor of Texas A&M Agrilife, dean […]

Private water well screening set for Oct. 16 in Chambers, Jefferson counties

The Texas Well Owner Network is hosting free water well screenings in Chambers and Jefferson counties to give area residents whose water wells flooded from the recent rains the opportunity to have their water screened. The screenings will be free of charge from 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the following locations: – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

The need for better nutrition information

A conversation about recent findings regarding red meat consumption On Sept. 30 a series of systematic reviews that used a higher standard of evidence announced a recommendation that for most people, reducing red and processed meat consumption by three servings weekly would have little to no impact on their health. This study, published in the […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Decatur to focus on Eagle Mountain Lake watershed

A joint event, including a Texas Watershed Steward workshop and Eagle Mountain Watershed stakeholder meeting, will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov.7 in Decatur. The event will be at the Decatur Conference Center, 2010 U.S. Highway 380. It will present information on water quality and watershed management in Texas and in the Eagle Mountain […]