Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 15, 2017

FREDERICKSBURG – Texas vineyards could experience a banner year as wine grape quantity and quality are expected to reach new heights, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Fredericksburg, said producers faced some concerns and minor struggles early this season, but overall Texas wine grape growers are […]

Budget spreadsheets available for small grain, stocker cattle fall

COLLEGE STATION – Budget spreadsheets are available for wheat growers and stocker cattle operators planning fall operations, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “This time of year wheat and stocker operators are planning and organizing their activities for the coming months,” said Jerry Cornforth, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station. “Many are […]

Online tool could help predict forage, other conditions for cattle producers

TEMPLE – A crystal ball to see into the future may be every agricultural producers’ dream, and two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are integrating a tool to give cattle producers a 90-day glimpse. The online tool being piloted by rangeland ecologists Dr. Bill Fox and Dr. Jay Angerer at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 8, 2017

AMARILLO – Despite a poor start to the cotton season in the Panhandle, timely and widespread rains arrived in time for flowering and boll development, putting fields on track for a good season, said two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo, said timely beneficial rains fell in Panhandle […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course attracts record 2,200 participants

COLLEGE STATION – A record 2,200 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course participants heard about potential export market opportunities and the outlook for cattle markets, as well as practical information to take to the ranch and become more profitable. The short course, which kicked off Aug. 7 on the campus of Texas A&M University amid […]

Backyard poultry producers should be wary of high temperatures

COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures rise, backyard poultry producers should be mindful of summer conditions that could stunt production or kill birds, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Craig Coufal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said backyard egg and poultry producers should be cautious about rising summer temperatures and take steps […]

Media Advisory: 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7-9

COLLEGE STATION – The 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled Aug. 7-9 on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Multiple sessions will be held during the three-day event that focuses on beef production, management, market outlooks and the future of the industry. The Aug. 7 afternoon general session will […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Aug. 18 in Overton

OVERTON — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from production and marketing to critter and pollinator management. The event will be Aug. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053, Overton. There is a $30 fee for individuals […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 1, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – The beef cattle market has slowed recently due to increased production and decreased demand following a tremendous spring rally, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension livestock economist, College Station, said domestic and export demand had been high but that fed-cattle prices had fallen over […]

Rolling Plains sheep, goat program set for Aug. 15 in Seymour

SEYMOUR – A Rolling Plains Sheep and Goat University will be offered Aug. 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Baylor County, 500 N. Main St., Seymour. The event, from 5-8 p.m., is free to anyone interested and will include dinner provided by the Baylor County Farm Bureau. “This event is directed […]