Texas A&M AgriLife bids farewell to Vice Chancellor, Dean Mark A. Hussey

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark A. Hussey is quick to credit the people of Texas A&M AgriLife for his successful nine years as vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University. “You are only as good as the people around you, and I will tell you that I’ve had absolutely […]

Goals established for Texas A&M animal science beef programs

COLLEGE STATION — Over the past decade, dramatic weather changes such as drought and parasites have created a set of new challenges for Texas beef cattle producers. In response, Texas A&M University’s department of animal science head Dr. Cliff Lamb hopes to tap into scientists and specialists within the department and both Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Pecan grafting workshop set March 1 in Marshall

MARSHALL – A tree grafting program focusing on pecans is scheduled for March 1 in Marshall. The Pecan Grafting Workshop will feature Truman Lamb, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent, Anderson County.  The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Harrison County AgriLife Extension office, 102 W. Houston St. […]

Texas A&M University International Beef Academy to debut

COLLEGE STATION – Applications for the inaugural Texas A&M University International Beef Academy are being accepted. The academy, available exclusively online, will begin in September and continue through July 2019. “The International Beef Academy will offer an exclusive, customized and advanced learning experience tailored to the educational and professional needs of each participant,” said Dr. […]

Rosenthal Meat Science Center market makes special cuts for Valentine’s Day

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing says “I love you” quite like a heart-shaped ribeye steak for two, said Ray Riley, Texas A&M Meat Science Center manager, College Station. For the past three years leading up to Valentine’s Day, Riley has made special cuts for folks who want to prepare a special meal for their significant other […]

Win the war against weeds in warm-season pastures

OVERTON – Weeds in warm-season pastures can be an annual battle, and producers should prepare their spray equipment to win the war, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Now is a good time to calibrate equipment and reflect on the previous year’s weed and pest insect issues to apply successful treatments to warm-season […]

Texas A&M hires new leader of agriculture college, agencies

COLLEGE STATION — The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System unanimously voted Thursday to hire a nationally recognized leader in nutritional science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences to lead Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the System’s agriculture agencies. As the incoming vice chancellor […]

Experts: Use safe practices when processing, cooking feral hogs

COLLEGE STATION – With a proliferation of feral hogs in Texas, control measures such as trapping and hunting can yield the rewards of good table fare. However, feral hogs can carry  parasites, such as hookworms, and experts advise to use safe cooking practices before consuming the meat. “Feral hogs are destructive in nature and their […]

New farm bill discussions highlight Ag Forum meeting in Austin

AUSTIN – Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written with little or no increases to commodity program funding. The 2014 Farm Bill was adopted during times of record commodity prices and expires […]

Texas milk production goes west over the past 30 years

COMO – A rusted, padlocked gate marks the entry to a once modern and bustling dairy barn. The facility in the heart of Northeast Texas dairy country that once collected milk from hundreds of Holstein cows, is now a depository for knickknacks, scrap wood and metal, tools and idle equipment.  Surrounding county roads are littered […]