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 […]

Cotton, grain pre-plant conference and producers meeting slated for Jan. 16 in Mercedes

MERCEDES – The 24th Annual Rio Grande Valley Cotton and Grain Pre-Plant Conference and annual membership meeting of the Cotton and Grain Producers of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will be Jan. 16. The free conference will be held at the RGV Livestock Show Event Center, 1000 N. Texas Ave. in Mercedes. Registration will be […]

Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is a very intimidating cut of beef,” said David Nelson of Austin, who attended Camp Brisket recently at Texas A&M University in […]

Generation Next online agricultural business startup school to begin Feb. 18

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will present the Generation Next: Our Turn to Ranch online school for agricultural business startups from Feb. 18- May 12. “This course is ideal for those who have recently purchased or inherited land to be used for agriculture or those who already have an […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research invests $179 million to lead agriculture research for fifth year

COLLEGE STATION – Whether it’s remote sensing tools or developing better water strategies for rural or urban areas, Texas A&M AgriLife Research is putting more research dollars to work faster than any agricultural entity across the nation, according to officials. AgriLife Research led the nation in agricultural research expenditures for fiscal year 2016 with more […]

Giesenschlag, LaMantia, Hogan inducted into A&M Ag Economics Ty Timm Honor Registry

COLLEGE STATION – John Giesenschlag, Steve LaMantia, and Kenneth Hogan were recently inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics. The registry was established in 1997 to recognize and honor graduates of the department of agricultural economics who have distinguished themselves in meritorious ways in their […]

Alumni receive awards at Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences banquet

COLLEGE STATION – Three former students were chosen for Outstanding Early Career Alumni awards, while four alumni were honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards during the recent Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Legacy and Leadership Banquet held at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan. Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award recipients were Bridget […]

Texas agricultural losses from Hurricane Harvey estimated at more than $200 million

COLLEGE STATION – Hurricane Harvey, which decimated parts of South Central Texas and the upper Gulf Coast, caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists. “The effects of Hurricane Harvey will linger for quite some time with our Texas farmers and ranchers,” said Dr. Doug […]

Agricultural trade, farm policy focus of 2017 Texas Plant Protection Conference

BRYAN – The importance of agricultural trade and current and future farm policy will be discussed at the 2017 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 5-6 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, will give […]

Briscoe Ranch Inc. $5 million endowment established for Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program

COLLEGE STATION – A $5 million endowment has been established in the name of former Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. that will provide additional resources to help support one of the state’s leading adult agricultural leadership programs. Briscoe Ranch Inc. has established the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Extension Program Endowment, also […]