Trade uncertainty, low commodity prices weigh on outlook for Texas farmers

AUSTIN – It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for agricultural producers across the U.S. and Texas, according to experts. A room full of who’s who in Texas agriculture, including farmers and those […]

AgriLife Extension to sponsor cotton marketing workshop April 3 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will sponsor a free cotton marketing workshop in Lubbock before the Texas Cotton Ginners Association, or TCGA, annual meeting and trade show. The workshop will be from 1-4 p.m. on April 3 in rooms 107-108 of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Tony Williams, TCGA […]

Texas A&M University’s Center for Phage Technology to the forefront

COLLEGE STATION — With a major hub of bacteriophage research in College Station, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have worked to support and produce the only state-funded bacteriophage research center in the U.S. Bacteriophage therapy, a treatment using bacterial viruses to treat bacterial infections, has made headway through the years in the […]

AgriLife Extension’s Swanson appointed to TCEQ Irrigation Advisory Council

COLLEGE STATION – Charles Swanson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation specialist, has been appointed to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Irrigation Advisory Council. Swanson is part of a nine-member council consisting of six irrigation license holders and three public, non-licensed members. He will serve a six-year term on the council, which provides advice […]

61st V.G. Young School for County Commissioners Courts Feb. 19-21 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – More than 400 county commissioners and judges have registered for the 61st annual V.G. Young School for County Government, which runs Feb. 19-21 at the College Station Hilton. The conference is hosted by the V.G. Young Institute, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The institute was formed in 1969 and […]

Engaging Rural Communities Conference set April 4-5 in Austin

AUSTIN – Addressing the future needs of rural Texas is the focus of the 2019 Engaging Rural Communities Conference April 4-5 at the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin. The conference is hosted by the Texas Rural Leadership Program, or TRLP, in partnership with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas […]

Boll weevil eradication pioneer Dr. Charles Allen retires from Texas A&M AgriLife

SAN ANGELO — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Charles Allen retired last week after three decades of service to the agency. Allen, a professor and associate head of Texas A&M’s entomology department is an award-winning scientist who spent the last 10 years of his career in AgriLife Extension’s District 7, based in San […]

Texas State Chemist Office continues aflatoxin assistance in Kenya

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Tim Herrman, state chemist and professor at Texas A&M University in College Station, and academia representatives from Kenya recently conducted a workshop with dignitaries from Meru County, Kenya to collaborate in developing a plan to manage aflatoxin. The workshop included assembly members, executives of agriculture and public health agencies and private […]