AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rates survey

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations and services across Texas. Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, encourages farmers, ranchers, landowners and custom service providers to respond. “We receive a number of inquiries each year for custom rates […]

Wildlife for Business workshop set May 17 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others will conduct a Wildlife for Business workshop May 17 in Big Spring. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program from 8 a.m.-noon at the G.C. Broughton Jr. Ag Complex, 2411 Echols St. on the Howard College campus. An Akaushi steak lunch co-sponsored […]

Viticulture Short Course set for June 4-5 in Bryan

BRYAN – A two-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service advanced viticulture short course is scheduled June 4-5 in Bryan. The course is $150 per person, which includes catered lunches, beverages and a dinner. It will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3081 E. University Drive.  Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said established […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 8, 2018

LUBBOCK – Oilseed crops like sunflowers and canola are experiencing lower prices, but it appears overall interest in alternative crops remains steady, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said alternative crop options such as sunflowers, sesame, canola and guar remain minor crops, but their viability due […]

Goat Production and Marketing Workshop set for May 10 in Weslaco

WESLACO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension are hosting a goat production workshop May 10 in Weslaco. The free workshop will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with […]

East Side Row Crop Tour set for June 15 in Downsville

DOWNSVILLE – Corn variety trials will be showcased at the June 15 East Side Row Crop Tour in Downsville. The event is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Row Crop Committee for McLennan County. Cost is $5 and includes lunch sponsored by area agricultural businesses. RSVP is requested for accurate meal count by […]

Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day to highlight leases, yaupon control

FRANKLIN – Mechanical and chemical yaupon control and a discussion of agricultural leases will highlight topics at the 32nd Dr. O.D. Butler Forage Field Day May 18 at the Camp Cooley Division of Circle X Land & Cattle Company. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp Cooley Ranch Road near Franklin. The event is hosted […]

Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute supporting statewide pollinator initiative

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has partnered with other organizations to promote statewide land stewardship relating to pollinators.     “Soil and Water Stewardship Week is from April 28 through May 6 this year,” said NRI associate director Dr. Jim Cathey. “Like-minded organizations are collaborating to bring awareness to the […]

Economist: Marketing plans can help Central Texas farmers capitalize on grain markets

McGREGOR – The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, grains marketing economist in College Station, told farmers at the Central Texas Small Grain Field Day at the McGregor Research Center that a Purdue […]