Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 27, 2018

VERNON – Fewer planted acres, summer drought and late-season rains caused a significant drop in peanut production around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension statewide peanut specialist, Vernon, said planted peanut acres dropped to 155,000 acres from 275,000 acres in 2017, a 43 percent reduction.  […]

Dr. Elsa Murano receives honors for Texas A&M AgriLife leadership

COLLEGE STATION – For decades, Texas A&M AgriLife has been recognized as a leader in agriculture production, processing and food safety. Helping continue that tradition has been Dr. Elsa Murano, who has received three distinctive honors recently. Womeninc. magazine has named Murano as part of its 2018 Most Influential Corporate Board of Directors, while Latino […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Treating internal parasites in cattle herds protects producer profits

OVERTON – Following recommendations to treat the threat of internal parasites in cattle herds is a proactive way to protect production gains, and therefore profits, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said internal parasites can cause reduced appetite, reduced digestion and absorption of nutrients, […]

Rosenthal Meat Center offers seasonal specialty meats for the holidays

COLLEGE STATION – ‘Tis the season to order traditional holiday favorites from the Rosenthal Meat Center at Texas A&M University, said Ray Riley, center manager, College Station. Riley said popular holiday meats are being seasoned and slow smoked up to the Christmas holiday.  The center’s retail store offers boneless hickory-smoked prime rib roast, briskets and […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 20, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, said wholesale prices on typical holiday fare such as whole turkeys and hams were even lower than last year due to consumer preference, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Rain continues to cause issues for cotton growers hoping to harvest their crops around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension state cotton specialist, College Station, said frequent 1- to 2-inch rains have continued to delay access to fields and cool, cloudy days […]

Cattle tick, handling demonstrations featured at 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic

BRENHAM – Ranchers working cattle this fall and winter, or surveying pastures and wildlife, need to be mindful of ticks harboring on livestock and forage habitats. Dr. Pete Teel, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist in College Station, recently gave a tick update at the 47th South Texas Cow-Calf Clinic in Brenham. Teel discussed a variety […]

Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. The Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing School and the Wool and Mohair Schools are scheduled for Jan. 12-14. The shearing school continues to […]

Texas A&M poultry judging team wins 16th national title in 10 years

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s collegiate poultry judging team won first place at the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Nov. 6.  Dr. Craig Coufal, team coach and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialist, College Station, said the team placed first in egg judging and second […]

Pesticide applicator training in Overton Nov. 29

OVERTON – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pesticide applicator training program is scheduled for Nov. 29 in Overton. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $35 for attendees who preregister and pay by […]