Texas A&M AgriLife, Food and Agriculture Organization renew partnership

ROME, ITALY – Texas A&M AgriLife, part of the Texas A&M University System, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renewed their agreement May 10 to expand capacity for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in developing countries. The initial partnership began in 2014 and expanded to four enhanced program areas involving […]

Mazurkiewicz honored for Texas agriculture contributions

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, director of the Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership program, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was recently honored at the Texas State Capitol for his contributions to the state’s agricultural industry. Mazurkiewicz was honored with a resolution by the Texas House of Representatives, read […]

McGuill receives distinguished service award

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Peter McGuill, director of the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the West Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association at its annual conference in Amarillo. McGuill was honored for his work in coordinating annual educational content. […]

A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production

DALLAS — A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop’s production. This genetic discovery in sex determination would also move growers a little closer to profitable papaya production in controlled environments, like greenhouses, across the globe. Dr. Qingyi Yu, […]

US cattle inventory continues to build

FORT WORTH – As the nation’s cattle inventory continues its expansion, consumer demand is increasing at a steady clip, according to experts speaking at the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth. For Texas producers, the year is off to a good start with above-average rainfall and green forage on pastures for […]

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 […]