All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

FDA rules and regulations The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine stated a two-year phase-in period would be allowed once the FDA Government Guidance document is finalized. A draft version is currently available online. The FDA has had a law in place since 2017, which made most antibiotics administered to livestock by prescription only. These new […]

Spring 2020 Battleground to Breaking Ground cohort now taking applications

Applications are open from now until Dec. 6 for the Spring 2020 Cohort 7 of the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program, coordinators said. Battleground to Breaking Ground is part of the Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It is focused on veteran and active-duty military members interested in starting or expanding […]

Federal hemp rules announced

USDA hemp rules prompt Texas action Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, Amarillo, said a significant portion of the USDA rules tell tribes and states who are outlining their own hemp production plans what must be included. Another portion puts in place rules for producers in states or tribes that don’t want to […]

Longtime Texas A&M potato breeder Creighton Miller dies

Creighton Miller, Ph.D., plant breeder and professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University, has died after a long bout with cancer. He was 79. Miller has been recognized throughout the years for his research contributions to the U.S. potato industry. More than 25 years ago, he was recognized by the U.S. […]

Janelle Duffey joins AgriLife Extension as agent for Parmer County

Janelle Duffey has joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as an agriculture and natural resources agent for Parmer County. She previously served as a 4-H and agriculture agent for the New Mexico State University Extension system.  “AgriLife Extension is excited with the hiring of Janelle Duffy as the county Extension agent in Parmer County,” […]

Texas Crop and Weather – Nov. 5, 2019

CENTRAL: The district experienced its first frost with temperature lows in the low- to mid-20s. Rain helped wheat and oats. Producers were finishing planting oats and wheat. Pastures were in poor condition due to the dry conditions. Livestock were in good to fair condition with supplemental feed. Significant rainfall was needed to replenish stock tanks. […]

Texas A&M AgriLife programs serve those who served their country

Texas AgrAbility, Battleground to Breaking Ground, more assist veterans in agriculture The Texas A&M University System has a long-standing tradition of supporting active duty and veteran military personnel. That support for military service members, particularly military veterans interested in starting an agriculture-related business, continues through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service programs designed to assist them […]

Pesticide applicator course Dec. 5 in Overton

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a pesticide applicator training course Dec. 5 in Overton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3350. The course will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration cost is $35 per person by Nov. 30 or […]