Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 2, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Texas cotton farmers whose fields survived inhospitable weather conditions early in the season are hoping for a market rally, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert said price speculation at this point is risky. Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said cotton acreage is down due to weather delays […]

Meek begins AgriLife Extension assistant agent position in Ochiltree County

PERRYTON – Tommy Meek joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service July 1 in a new agriculture and natural resources assistant agent position in Ochiltree County. Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo, explained that two new assistant agent positions are being filled in District 1, the top 22 counties in the Panhandle, as […]

AgriLife Extension Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference set July 18

MONAHANS– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the Sandhills Beef Cattle Conference on July 18. The event is hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices of Winkler, Loving, Ward, Crane, Andrews, Ector and Midland counties. Upper Pecos Soil and Water Conservation Service is sponsoring the event.  Registration is $20, and participants must RSVP by […]

AgriLife Extension holds 82nd annual National Wool and Mohair Show

SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office of Sutton County hosted the 82nd annual Wool and Mohair Show, the 59th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest and the 19th National Future Farmers of America Wool Judging Contest June 18-20 in Sonora.  The event had 67 participants entered from nine counties. The national wool judging […]

Leroy Shafer honored with ACE Reuben Brigham Award

SAN ANTONIO – Leroy “Shafe” Shafer was honored with the Reuben Brigham Award by the Association for Communication Excellence, ACE, at the organization’s international conference June 26 in San Antonio. Shafer, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo chief operating officer emeritus, gave his best advice to the communicators attending the conference, discussing how to stay relevant […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 25, 2019

WESLACO – Texas citrus growers had a difficult 2018-2019 growing season, with production down more than 20 percent, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Weslaco, said harvest just wrapped up and that a lack of rain, smaller fruit and lower consumer demand made the season one […]

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station. The short course, which runs Aug. 5-7, is the largest beef educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,200 attendees annually. Capital […]