Texas A&M AgriLife experts on tax-free holiday: Choose wisely

DALLAS – A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water resources. “We know a good number of plant species out there […]

High-quality cotton attracting export demand, higher prices

COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 U.S. cotton crop produced high yields and high-quality fiber, triggering a spike in export demand and higher market prices, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. “No question, we had high-quality cotton produced in 2016 that was widespread across the board,” said Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension cotton […]

Shared agriculture, wildlife, natural resources program set for April 28 in Brackettville

BRACKETTVILLE—The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kinney County will present a shared program with other agriculture- and natural resources-related agencies April 28 Brackettville. The program will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kinney County Civic Center, 200 E. Spring St.  The cost is $10 per person and includes lunch. Two Texas […]

Expert: It’s ‘decision time’ for those approaching income tax filing deadline

COLLEGE STATION – Even though this year there a few extra days past the traditional April 15 deadline to file income taxes, many people still will wait until after the deadline to file and need to understand the consequences of filing late, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family economics expert. “According to the […]

Military entrepreneurial project kickoff, agricultural workshop April 28-29 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Millican Reserve and others, will present the kickoff of a new military entrepreneurial project and provide a military agriculture workshop in College Station April 28-29.   Both events will be at the Millican Reserve, 4107 […]

A&M ag engineering scientist touts global water awareness at Vatican

COLLEGE STATION – Citing the need for heightened interest in water availability globally, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, biological and agricultural engineering professor at Texas A&M University, took center stage March 24 at Vatican City as part of Watershed, a conference to spark global conversations of the importance of water and the future. Pope Francis addressed the […]

Texas A&M future entrepreneurs lay foundation for potential businesses

COLLEGE STATION – Venturing into a business of your own can be a daunting task, but 36 agricultural economics students at Texas A&M University are well on their way to entering the world of entrepreneurship. The Agricultural Economics 425 seniors recently spent a full day as part of the Donald G. “Don” Kaspar ‘49 Agribusiness […]

AgriLife Research projects evaluate feeder cattle on yeast-grain diet

COLLEGE STATION – Yeast is a staple ingredient found in many breads, but it also could play a major role in feeding cattle and producing higher quality beef. Dr. Luis Tedeschi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow, and graduate student Whitney Crossland are studying the effects of yeast as part of an extensive fed-cattle study. […]

Lamb named department head for Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Cliff Lamb has been named department head for animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, according to Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Lamb comes to Texas A&M after serving as assistant director of the University of Florida-North Florida Research […]