AgriLife Research, Australia Department of Agriculture and Water Resources enter partnership

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Australia’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources have entered into a cooperative research initiative to promote food, water security and international development. Dr. Patrick Stover, AgriLife Research director, and Australian Ambassador to the U.S.,  Joe Hockey, signed the agreement at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on the […]

Chicken wing consumption Super Bowl Sunday expected to spike production, prices

COLLEGE STATION – The Super Bowl spike related to chicken wing consumption in the U.S. is an annual trend that stresses poultry production and inflates prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  The National Chicken Council reported Americans will consume 1.38 billion of the unofficial game-day menu staple – the chicken wing – […]

Taylor receives Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership, or TALL,  program has honored Daniel Taylor with the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented recently at the Austin Club during a “Tribute to Texas Leadership” reception, hosted by The Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. TALL program alumni, the Texas A&M […]

Patil named Foreign Fellow, keynote speaker by Indian Horticulture Society

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been named a Foreign Fellow by the Horticultural Society of India. Patil was selected for “his innovative research and global collaborations to develop consumer-to-farm approaches that link produce and health with food and […]

AgriLife Research institute to address chronic disease epidemic

COLLEGE STATION – With a goal of Texas serving as a world model on lowering diet-related healthcare costs due to chronic diseases, the Institute for Precision Nutrition, Responsive Agriculture and Health – led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research – received approval Thursday by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. “It will become the […]

Benavidez tapped to fill AgriLife Extension economist position in Amarillo

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Dr. Justin Benavidez to serve as the new economic specialist in Amarillo. Dr. Mark Waller, acting head and associate head for AgriLife Extension in the department of agricultural economics, said Benavidez was picked from a strong pool of applicants. “Dr. Benavidez rose to the top […]

Continued demand for Texas barbecue fueling beef consumption

COLLEGE STATION – Continued strong demand for Texas barbecue will help fuel the need for steady supplies of beef in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist. “I definitely think barbecue demand is driving the demand for beef,” said Dr. David Anderson, who gave an outlook presentation on a variety of […]

Longtime AgriLife Research economist Dr. James Richardson to retire

COLLEGE STATION – Since the mid-1980s, the simulation model developed by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research economist has been used to evaluate countless farm bill proposals by Congress to determine both the good and bad financial outcomes for U.S. farmers. After a 41-year career with the Texas A&M System, Dr. James Richardson, co-director of the […]

Texas A&M Human Behavior Laboratory now open for business  

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Human Behavior Lab hosted an open house and guest lecture as part of the grand opening recently at the Centeq Building, 1500 Research Parkway, Suite 221 in College Station. The opening also featured a tour of what is now the largest human behavior lab in the world. The lab […]

AgriLife scientists: Sugarcane genome sequencing a big first step toward better varieties

DALLAS — Sequencing the especially complex genome of sugarcane is one of the significant achievements of agricultural science in 2018, appearing as the cover story of the international science journal Nature Genetics in November. The accomplishment is a step toward molecular interventions that could one day allow sugarcane crop improvements to take place over shorter […]