All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

FDA rules and regulations The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine stated a two-year phase-in period would be allowed once the FDA Government Guidance document is finalized. A draft version is currently available online. The FDA has had a law in place since 2017, which made most antibiotics administered to livestock by prescription only. These new […]

Cold weather and your plants: how to prepare for winter 

Whether winter is around the corner, or an artic blast is blowing in, get tips and tricks for taking care of your plants during cold weather Before cold weather freezes your plants, learn how to prepare your plants for winter and temperatures that drop below freezing. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for horticulture, […]

Drury to lead West Region for family, community health, 4-H youth development

  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Stacy Drury as the new regional program leader for family and community health and 4-H youth development for the agency’s West Region. Drury will begin her position Dec. 1 and will be based at the District 7 Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San […]

AgriLife Extension event in Dallas to teach effective pest management at home

Preventing Pests in Your Home is a free, limited-seating learning event that teaches best practices for maintaining a pest-free home.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service welcomes participants to choose from one of two sessions on Nov. 22: 10 a.m.– noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in Dallas. Sessions will meet in the Water and Land […]

Spring 2020 Battleground to Breaking Ground cohort now taking applications

Applications are open from now until Dec. 6 for the Spring 2020 Cohort 7 of the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program, coordinators said. Battleground to Breaking Ground is part of the Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It is focused on veteran and active-duty military members interested in starting or expanding […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research plans higher profile for its seed production unit

AgriLife announces name change from Texas Foundation Seed Service to Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed Texas A&M AgriLife Research has announced a name change for Texas Foundation Seed Service to Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed, effective immediately.  Since the 1950s, Texas A&M AgriLife Foundation Seed has operated as a self-supporting, nonprofit unit of AgriLife Research. […]

Federal hemp rules announced

USDA hemp rules prompt Texas action Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, said a significant portion of the USDA rules tell tribes and states who are outlining their own hemp production plans what must be included. Another portion puts in place rules for producers in states or tribes that don’t want to […]