I am a media relations specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Communications, serving both Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. I provide media support for various departments and programs, including agricultural economics, animal science, the Office of the State Chemist and bioenergy research.

Experts: Use safe practices when processing, cooking feral hogs

COLLEGE STATION – With a proliferation of feral hogs in Texas, control measures such as trapping and hunting can yield the rewards of good table fare. However, feral hogs can carry  parasites, such as hookworms, and experts advise to use safe cooking practices before consuming the meat. “Feral hogs are destructive in nature and their […]

New farm bill discussions highlight Ag Forum meeting in Austin

AUSTIN – Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written with little or no increases to commodity program funding. The 2014 Farm Bill was adopted during times of record commodity prices and expires […]

Texas A&M AgriLife, Colorado State team up for beef export project

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife and Colorado State University researchers are teaming to evaluate production practice risks to beef trade, develop educational materials and programs to assist producers with meeting requirements for exporting to China, and helping the U.S. beef industry capitalize on future export trade revenue. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service […]

U.S. agricultural trade continues to climb in value

AUSTIN – U.S. agricultural export trade reached $135 billion in 2016 as farm commodities were a big economic driver helping to feed a growing global population, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “One-third of U.S. farm income comes from exports,” said Dr. Luis Ribera, who is also the director of the Center […]

AgriLife Research Unmanned Aerial Systems program receives update

COLLEGE STATION – From traditional crop production to livestock, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists from across the state provided updates on a multitude of unmanned aerial systems, or UAS, projects recently in College Station. The AgriLife Research UAS program is one of the largest in the U.S., according to faculty and administrators. The research program […]

Texas Rural Leadership Conference set Feb. 9-10 in Victoria

VICTORIA – The Texas Rural Leadership Conference set for Feb. 9-10 in Victoria will feature development of key leadership skills in building community assets, new ways for engaging community members in sharing visions and assets, and building individual and community visions, according to organizers. The two-day conference, themed Building a Story – Weaving a Community […]

Grain prices to remain flat as U.S. inventory excess is consumed

WACO – Bumper corn yields and excess supply will continue to pressure prices lower during the first half of 2018, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist in Stephenville, told attendees at the Blackland Income Growth Conference in Waco recently the three-month weather outlook for grain crops […]

Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum to feature farm bill discussions

AUSTIN – Agricultural policy and political considerations for the new farm bill will highlight the Jan. 29 Texas Ag Forum at the Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Drive in Austin. The forum, scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., will feature experts from all major commodities providing both policy and market outlook projections. “For more than 30 […]

Farm Bill discussed at 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference

WACO – Texas’ No. 1 cash crop may receive loss protection it did not get in the last farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Joe Outlaw, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, told attendees at the 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference that cotton farmers could receive assistance as part […]

Brazos Valley CEU Conference Jan. 26 in Caldwell

CALDWELL – The 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference is set Jan. 26 at the Burleson County Fairgrounds in Caldwell, 905 State Highway 36 in Caldwell. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. The conference will conclude at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $40 by Jan. 19 and $60 at the door. […]